The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) supports zoos and aquariums while promoting environmental education and conservation of wild populations and their habitats. They also offer educational resources and a wide variety of conservation programs. Their efforts are focused on a select group of animals including bears, big cats, elephants, great apes, hoofed mammals, cetaceans, and carnivores. Their conservation projects stretch around the globe and are at work in regions including Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, and throughout the world's Oceans.
The World Conservation Society has identified a set of core issues that threaten our planet's biodiversity and ecological well-being—these include climate change, misuse of natural resources, amdsustainable development.
In addition to working with zoos, the Wildlife Conservation Society has long fought to save wildlife and unique habitats around the world. Their first initiative during the 1900s was to protect the American bison and foster its recovery throughout the Western Plains. During the 114 years of its existence, the Wildlife Conservation Society has worked to protect many other iconic species around the globe. They have worked to save gorillas in the Congo, tigers in India, and wolverines in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
How they spend their money:
- 84.9% of expenses go towards conservation projects
- 11.3% of expenses go towards admininstration
- 3.7% of expenses go towards fundraising
Wildlife Conservation Society
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460
tel: (718) 741-1654