Wildlife Conservation Society

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Updates on COVID-19

Get all of the latest WCS reports, news, and commentary related to the pandemic.

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Protect Wildlife. Protect Us.

The commercial wildlife trade for human consumption is leaving us exposed to the threat of deadly, zoonotic pandemics. Together, we can project a better future.

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Explore a Coral Refuge

Tour coral reefs, including a rare oasis off the coast of East Africa, where threatened species of corals, sharks, and dolphins still thrive despite accelerating climate change. Coastal communities have relied on its waters for generations.

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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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Seeing is Believing

WCS staff and friends are sharing photos that illustrate the ongoing impacts of climate change around the world.

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In the news

June 3, 2021 | Mongabay

Biden's 30x30 Plan

Can it put U.S. on a positive conservation track? An interview with WCS's Joe Walston.

May 18, 2021 | The Daily News

The big straw law

Kudos to the New York City Council for protecting wildlife, businesses and people, write Sharon Shapiro-Lacks and WCS's John Calvelli.

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