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Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

At WCS, we applaud China for declaring it's revising and strengthening wildlife protection laws and regulations in light of the outbreak.

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Saving Migratory Species

The Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals is holding its 13th Conference of the Parties. Why is it important? Climate change, poaching, and energy extraction: the threats particularly imperil these animals, writes WCS's Sue Lieberman.

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Hold the Line

If you're in the U.S., urge Congress to support international conservation programs that protect elephants, tigers, rhinos, and countless other species.

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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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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 five zoological parks in New York, 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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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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In the news

February 19, 2020 | The New York Times

Preventing the Next Coronavirus

A ban on markets that trade wildlife needs to be permanent if we are to reduce the risk of future zoonotic diseases.

February 9, 2020 | The Huffington Post

Ticking Time Bombs for Epidemics

“You could not design a better way of creating pandemics,” WCS’s Joe Walston says of markets that trade in wildlife.

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