Help A Tortoise

From less than 500 to 15,000 today. Please help the Burmese star tortoise and other species continue to recover from the brink of extinction.

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Solutions to the Crisis

A new United Nations assessment emphasizes what we already know: we are losing wildlife at an alarming rate. It is clear that bold action is needed. At WCS, we have solutions to safeguard biodiversity.

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Our Statement on the Crisis

“We must—now, not later—look to our humanity to find a path to be stewards and protectors of our only home,” said WCS EVP for Conservation and Science Dr. John Robinson.

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No to Drilling

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill that will block any offshore drilling activity off of New York’s coast. We hope it sends the message that our natural heritage should never be traded for short-term gain.

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Speak Out

Tell Congress to renew the Save Vanishing Species stamp, which has raised millions of dollars for the conservation of tigers, elephants, and more.

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

By harnessing the power of our global field conservation programs and our four zoos and aquarium in New York, WCS aims to make measurable progress in the conservation of wildlife and wild places. Scroll over these images and find out more.

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

By harnessing the power of our global field conservation programs and our four zoos and aquarium in New York, WCS aims to make measurable progress in the conservation of wildlife and wild places. Scroll over these images and find out more.

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In the news

May 8, 2019 | The Daily News

Reasons for Optimism

Following a bleak UN report on species extinction, writes WCS's John Robinson, we must act wisely.

April 22, 2019 | Scientific American

Surprising Songbirds

The blackpoll warbler goes on an incredible round-trip migration, writes WCS's Hilary Cooke.

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