Wildlife Conservation Society
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is an American organization that works to conserve more than two million square miles of wilderness worldwide. Its goal is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the planet’s biodiversity. Founded as the New York Zoological Society in 1895, WCS maintains its historic focus on the protection of species while developing an ambitious plan to engage with a rapidly changing world. It saves wildlife and wild places through science, conservation action and education as well as inspiring people to value nature.