Wildlife Conservation Society

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Check out this week's episode of our podcast, which explores an innovative partnership. Cambridge Conservation Initiative is bringing together world-class researchers and 11 leading NGOs to address immediate environmental challenges.


Seeing Is Believing

We are collecting stories from the front lines of the climate crisis showing how individuals see it already affecting the places they care most about. Watch and share them on your channels.

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Get Involved

There are simple steps you can take to save the planet. Help slow climate change, sign up for Wild For All and celebrate wild places, and more.

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Nature's Strongholds

We need to safeguard the most important and high-integrity landscapes and seascapes.

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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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WCS and Communities

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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In the news

February 16, 2023 | Harvard Business Review

Your Strategy Needs a Story

“It’s inconceivable that we could successfully execute our strategy to protect wildlife and wild places worldwide without creating and using powerful stories,” said WCS's John Calvelli.

February 03, 2023 | The Hill

Historic Opportunity

Presidents Lula and Biden must seize the chance to conserve the Amazon, write Carlos Nobre and WCS's Daniel Zarin.

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