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Celebrating Spring

PBS Nature will air a three-night live event to mark the coming of the American spring. We asked Executive Producer Fred Kaufman what viewers can expect.

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Rescue Continues

Wildlife conservationists remain steadfast in their efforts to prevent the extinction of the giant Yangtze soft shell turtle, even with the news that the last known female of the species has died.

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Run for the Wild

Make tracks for giraffes at our annual 5K through the Bronx Zoo. Sign up today to run on Saturday, April 27.

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Science Rules

Behind all great wildlife conservation is great science. WCS publishes nearly 300 peer-reviewed studies a year. To shed more light on this work, we've launched 3-Sentence Science.

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

By harnessing the power of its global field conservation programs and its four zoos and aquarium in New York, WCS aims to make measurable progress in the conservation of the flagship species groups pictured and its priority places.

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

By harnessing the power of its global field conservation programs and its four zoos and aquarium in New York, WCS aims to make measurable progress in the conservation of a number of flagship species groups and priority places.

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In the news

April 22, 2019 | Scientific American

Surprising Songbirds

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

April 8, 2019 | Scientific American

Willing Coalition

The secret sauce of environmental problem solving is voluntary collaboration, writes WCS's David Wilkie.

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