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Going, Going ...

Just 23 percent of the world's landmass is still wilderness, a new paper says, and we have a few upcoming chances to slow the decline. "We must grasp these opportunities to secure the wilderness before it disappears forever," adds WCS's John Robinson.

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WCS harnesses the power of its global field conservation programs and its four zoos and aquarium in New York to save wildlife and wild places across the world from all angles.

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ELEPHANTS
APES
AFRICA
BIG CATS
SHARKS, SKATES, and RAYS
LATIN AMERICA and THE CARIBBEAN

WCS harnesses the power of its global field conservation programs and its four zoos and aquarium in New York to save wildlife and wild places across the world from all angles.

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ASIA
NORTH AMERICA
WHALES and COASTAL DOLPHINS
OCEANS
TORTOISES and FRESHWATER TURTLES

New Board Chair

We have announced Alejandro Santo Domingo, a Colombian-American financier and philanthropist, as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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Community Action

An indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea is working to protect important forest.

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A Call to Action

From our flagship Bronx Zoo to more than 500 field conservation projects around the world, WCS draws on the unrivaled expertise of our staff to achieve positive and lasting conservation impact for wildlife and wild places. Check out this video to learn more.

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Zebras Return

They've been re-released into the Tanzanian Highlands as part of a broader effort to re-wild the region.

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Full of Life

Scientists surveying the waters of the New York Bight for marine mammals and other species are enjoying a banner year.

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In the news

November 15, 2018 | Mongabay

Honduras to Shield Corridor

The implications are wide-reaching as the area in the Moskitia is a repository for biodiversity and carbon, WCS's Jeremy Radachowsky says.

October 31, 2018 | The New York Times

World's Wildernesses Disappearing

Today, more than 77 percent of land on earth, excluding Antarctica, has been modified by human industry.

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