2023 WCS Impact Report

Download 2023 WCS Impact Report

WCS By the Numbers

Thanks to your vital support, WCS has made important gains for wildlife and wild places. We are protecting the landscapes and seascapes where both the conservation value and opportunity for impact are greatest—and inspiring generations of people to care for the planet.

  • Founded in


  • Conserves habitat for


    of Earth’s biodiversity

  • 350+

    protected areas WCS helped create since our founding

  • WCS works in



  • 4,000+

    scientists, conservationists, animal experts, and other dedicated staff

  • 400+

    peer-reviewed scientific publications each year

  • 205

    Indigenous community partners

  • 2,000+

    local community partners

  • 30x30

    Partnering with governments, communities, and others to protect 30% of the planet by 2030

  • 5

    urban wildlife parks in New York City

  • 3.5M

    visitors to our zoos and aquarium in 2022

  • 20K+

    animals at our zoos and aquarium

  • 1M+

    students, educators, and families reached with science education programs annually

  • #1

    youth employer in the Bronx

2023 Impact Highlights

  • Shark


    of the most exploited shark and ray species protected from trade, up from just 20%

  • Tiger


    increase in tiger populations in Thailand’s Tennasserims Stronghold since the mid-2000s

  • Forest


    decline in deforestation across Indonesia since 2017

  • Elephants


    poaching in elephant strongholds in Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania

WCS Impact Report 2023

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