In 1897, WCS conducted the first survey of Alaskan wildlife, which led to the passage of laws to regulate hunting. Eight years later, the society helped save bison by restocking the Western Plains with animals bred at the Bronx Zoo. We continue to dedicate ourselves to North American conservation initiatives today, from the boreal forests of Canada to the greater Yellowstone Rockies to Adirondack State Park, the largest intact temperate forest in the world.
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