Wildlife Conservation Society

Description The Wildlife Conservation Society has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. WCS began in the early 1900s when it successfully helped the American bison recover on the Western Plains. Today, WCS protects many of the world's iconic creatures here and abroad, including gorillas in the Congo, tigers in India, wolverines in the Yellowstone Rockies, and ocean giants in our world's amazing seascapes.

WCS has forged the power of our global conservation work and the management of five parks in New York City to create the world's most comprehensive conservation organization. WCS currently manages about 500 conservation projects in more than 60 countries and educates millions of visitors at our five living institutions in New York City on important issues affecting our planet.

With a commitment to protect 25 percent of the world's biodiversity, WCS addresses four of the biggest issues facing wildlife and wild places: climate change; natural resource exploitation; the connection between wildlife health and human health; and the sustainable development of human livelihoods. While taking on these issues, WCS manages more than 200 million acres of protected lands around the world, with more than 200 scientists on staff.

Wildlife Conservation Society
Related People Peter Zahler, Assistant Director, Asia Program
George Schaller, Senior Conservationist
Emma Stokes, Conservation Scientist
Scott Roberton, Vietnam Country Representative
Dwi Adhiasto, Wildlife Trade Expert, Indonesia Program
David Wilkie, Director, Conservation Support
Robert Rose, Assistant Director, Conservation Support
Ruth Starkey, Technical Advisor
Simon Hedges, Asian Elephant Coordinator and Ivory Trade Policy Analyst
Anak Pattanavibool, Country Director, Thailand Program
Contact 2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, New York  10460
Phone: (718) 220-5100
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Focus: Conservation, Education, Environment, Science, Sustainability, United States, Americas, Global

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