Meet Wildlife Conservation Society
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) aims to protect and restore the planet’s biodiversity through scientific, educational, and conservation-based initiatives and partnerships which safeguard the planet’s most important and intact wild places and wildlife. They are one of the few organizations to combine a large-scale network of urban wildlife parks (including Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Central Park Zoo, and New York Aquarium) with globe-spanning conservation efforts.
Wildlife Conservation Society hopes to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 14 priority regions, which contain 50% of the world’s biodiversity by utilizing field, zoo, and aquarium expertise. They do so by directing efforts towards the recovery, health and vitality of flagship and priority species, prioritizes Nature’s Strongholds — regions where biodiversity is exceptionally diverse. This is all done through strong partnerships, cooperation with local governments and indigenous communities, and in bringing science and conservation together.
All contributions to the Wildlife Conservation Society are allocated across the following pillars: protecting wildlife and habitats, curbing climate change, preventing future pandemics, and connecting people with nature. Charity Navigator awarded WILD a 4-star rating and 95% overall score.