Tackling Serious Crime

With illegal wildlife trafficking on the rise in the Americas, governments and conservation groups are coming together in Lima, Peru, to address it.

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Gorillas Need Support

The threats gorillas face are very real. Between 1996 and 2015, Grauer's gorillas declined by a staggering 77%, a WCS analysis showed. Sadly, they're not alone. You can aid our efforts to save them.


Congrats to a WCS Genius

In recognition of her tremendous contribution to ocean conservation, marine scientist Stacy Jupiter has been named a 2019 MacArthur Fellow.

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Forests For Life

WCS is proud to be part of a new global partnership that targets the planet's great forests for urgent protection.

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Global Conservation

We work to save wildlife and wild places in nearly 60 countries and across the ocean.

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One Planet Sustains Us All

Millions of interconnected species depend on Earth. We must rise and face the environmental challenges of our time. Watch our latest video and take action.

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WCS's world-class scientific staff—based at our zoos, aquarium, and with conservation programs around the world—produces hundreds of research publications each year.

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Zoos and Aquarium

Through our New York zoological parks, we're able to connect people to animals and nature and inspire them to care about conservation.

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WCS has been advancing science education and increasing ecological literacy since 1929. Today, more than 150,000 students participate in classes, tours, and outreach programs each year at our four zoos and our aquarium.

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We have one of the oldest zoological veterinary programs ever established, which continues to provide specialized care. In 1989, we developed our Field Veterinary Program, the first and largest of its kind.

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Across the planet, we collaborate with Indigenous Peoples and local communities to achieve a shared vision for a more secure and resilient future.

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Vibrant Oceans

WCS is a partner on Bloomberg Philanthropies' Vibrant Oceans Initiative. We spoke with Antha N. Williams, who leads environment programs for Bloomberg, on what is being done for marine life, and all the people who depend on it, in the face of climate change.

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In the news

October 7, 2019 | The Guardian

Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America

“If enforcement is increased and governments collaborate more with each other I believe we can stop this in time,” said WCS's Sue Lieberman.

September 3, 2019 | The New York Times

Rare Bird in Russia

It is the first time in more than four decades that researchers have had an opportunity to study the Nordmann's greenshank.

Stand for Wildlife

Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species.