CITES CoP18

Decisions made at the ongoing Conference of the Parties in Geneva, Switzerland, will have a major impact on a number of species, including the saiga.

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On the Endangered Species Act

“It’s very simple: We cannot condone the dilution of the role of science in protecting endangered and threatened wildlife,” said WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper.

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New Hope for Coral Reefs

The largest-ever study of coral communities unlocks a global solution to save reefs.

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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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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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Science

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 New York zoological parks, we're able to connect people to animals and nature and inspire them to care about conservation.

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Education

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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Health

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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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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Vibrant Oceans

WCS is a partner on Bloomberg Philanthropies' Vibrant Oceans Initiative. We spoke with Antha N. Williams, who leads environment programs for Bloomberg, on what is being done for marine life, and all the people who depend on it, in the face of climate change.

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In the news

August 19, 2019 | New Scientist

Ban on Saiga Trade?

“The saiga is a big one: their population is critically endangered by poaching and the die-offs,” says WCS's Sue Lieberman.

July 11, 2019 | The New York Times

Anti-Trafficking Campaign

The Interpol operation was a step in the right direction, said WCS's Sue Lieberman, but the local authorities have to pursue prosecutions.

Stand for Wildlife

Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species.