Give the Gift of Security

This holiday season, free African elephants from the threat of poachers' guns. Donate today.

Give the Gift of Security

This holiday season, free African elephants from the threat of poachers' guns. Donate today.

WCS is committed to protecting the world’s wildlife and wild places. We have a bold vision for the future and a strategic plan to lead the way.

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ELEPHANTS
APES
AFRICA
BIG CATS
SHARKS, SKATES, and RAYS
LATIN AMERICA and THE CARIBBEAN

WCS is committed to protecting the world’s wildlife and wild places. We have a bold vision for the future and a strategic plan to lead the way.

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ASIA
NORTH AMERICA
WHALES and COASTAL DOLPHINS
OCEANS
TORTOISES and FRESHWATER TURTLES

Protect the Arctic

One of America’s last wild places is under threat. Speak out against oil and gas exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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New Data, New Insights, More Questions

Scientists tracking Southern right whale behavior off South America say their latest findings provide novel insights, but a major marine mystery remains unsolved, at least for now.

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Parrots in Peril

WCS staff travels to Congo to help the team on the ground rehabilitate and release African grey parrots into the wild.

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Gibbon Rescue

This young yellow-cheeked crested gibbon was found weak and unable to move in Cambodia’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary.

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A Devastating Bill

Protect wildlife from oil and gas exploitation. Tell your representatives to oppose the SECURE Act.

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In the news

November 27, 2017 | Mongabay

Experience or Evidence?

Working in complex, ever-changing environments, how do big conservation NGOs make decisions?

October 20, 2017 | The Guardian

From Andes to Amazon

A new movie and a real-life expedition into a truly biodiverse protected area.

Stand for Wildlife

Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species. (Oh, and get a free sticker.)

Stand for Wildlife

Join a community of over one million people helping protect the wildlife and places we love.

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Year end challenge: $500,000 to save wildlife

Last chance to make a difference in 2017: Donate by December 31 to help save elephants and other wildlife.