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WCS has the largest and longest-standing field conservation program in the world
The home of WCS, the Bronx Zoo, is the largest urban zoo in the United States.

Photo Credit: ©Emily Darling/WCS

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Review all of WCS’s news releases, news statements, blogs and essays since 2007 in the WCS Newsroom.

Who We Are

The Wildlife Conservation Society combines the power of four zoos and an aquarium (Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, New York Aquarium) in New York City with global conservation programs in more than 50 countries across the world
to save wildlife and wild places.

WCS Facts

  • WCS engages more than 3.5 million people a year in our zoos and our aquarium in NYC, inspiring them to care about nature
  • WCS is the partner of choice for conservation work in 50+ countries around the world
  • WCS has the largest on-the-ground conservation program in the world
  • WCS's current portfolio of Nature's Strongholds cover 16 million hectares—the size of California or 5% of the globe
  • WCS protects habitat for over 40% of the world's biodiversity
  • 80 million people live in and depend upon the areas that make up WCS's field portfolio
  • WCS works with more than 400 partners and civil society groups
  • WCS reaches 1 million-plus students, educators, and families with science education programs annually

WCS Expert Voices

Robert G. "Robb" Menzi

Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

John F. Calvelli

Executive Vice President of Public Affairs

Joe Walston

Executive Vice President for Global Conservation

Dr. Susan Lieberman

Vice President, International Policy

Emma J. Stokes

Vice President, Field Conservation

Dr. Stacy Jupiter

Executive Director, Global Marine Program

Sushil Raj

Executive Director, Rights + Communities Program

Dr. Christian Walzer

Executive Director, Health

Dan Zarin

Executive Director, Forests and Climate Change

What Makes WCS Stand Out?

Community Engagement: WCS has strong, longstanding relationships with governments, Indigenous People, local communities, the private sector, and funders

Conservation Planning: WCS has the science and policy expertise to help our partners create effective conservation plans and put them into action on the ground

Grounded in Science: WCS scientists in the field produce more than 400 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals each year

Core to Our Power: Combining WCS's four zoos, aquarium, and our fieldwork in 50+ countries to protect and conserve biodiversity

Learn More About WCS



For pictures and video of wildlife, contact the WCS Communications Team by writing to Mary Dixon (mdixon@wcs.org). If interested in these WCS pictures of wildlife from the Bronx Zoo, NY Aquarium and our global photos, email mdixon@wcs.org for permission to use.

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