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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WCS Statement on WHO-China Report

"While there remains a need for more investigation, we are not surprised about the wildlife origin referenced in the report and we know enough to act now to reduce risks of future zoonotic pandemics," said WCS's Christian Walzer.

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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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Historical Drawings Released

WCS has published a digital archive of 2,200 historical wildlife illustrations from its Department of Tropical Research, which ran from 1916 to 1965.

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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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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 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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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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Seeing is Believing

The climate crisis is happening now. On a global scale. Impacting all life on Earth. Humans, fauna, and flora. Here are the direct impacts WCS staff and friends are seeing on the ground.

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In the news

April 9, 2021 | LiveScience

Speed Bumps Aid Endangered Primates

The rate of collisions between cars and red colobuses has halved, according to a group of researchers, including from WCS.

March 7, 2021 | The New York Times

A Year Without Travel

"The important thing," said WCS's Joe Walston, "is to build back the kind of tourism that supports nature.”

We Stand for Wildlife

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