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WCS is the largest on-the-ground conservation organization 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 world’s largest field-based conservation program
  • WCS conserves a huge amount of biodiversity—habitat for around 50% of the world’s biodiversity and a wide range of charismatic megafauna
  • WCS reaches 1 million-plus students, educators, and families with science education programs annually


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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