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Wildlife Conservation Society

Located in New York City, the internationally focused nonprofit environmental organization strives to protect endangered and vital ecosystems across the globe.

Balancing the Needs of Humans and Wildlife

Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is dedicated to conserving some of the world's largest wild places and the biodiversity that lives within these vital ecosystems. Established in 1895 and formerly known as the New York Zoological Society, the WCS is one of the oldest conservation organizations in the United States. Today, the organization — oversees the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and New York Aquarium — operates in 14 "priority regions," which contain approximately half of the world's biodiversity.

WCS's work is composed of scientific research, policy interventions, and partnerships with other local organizations similarly striving to conserve the environment and bridge a growing gap between humans and nature. In recent years, the Wildlife Conservation Society has been increasing its focus on how best to respond to rapidly occurring climate change in order to minimize its harmful impact on our world's ecosystems. 

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Programming - Tanzanian Natural Resource Forum, Human-Elephant Conflict