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Wildlife Conservation Society: Stand For WIldlife


BY: Hannah Vickery

Image from Wildlide Big Cats or https://www.wcs.org/our-work/wildlife/big-cats

  

ABOUT WCS

 

"WCS's goal is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity." - WCS.org

  WCS was started and continued in New York. WCS has four zoos and one aquirium. Bronx Zoo, Queens Zoo, Central Park Zoo, and New York Aquirium.

  At WCS it is ther mission to stand with animals and keep their habitat safe. Their goal is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the planet's biodiversity.

  They do this by using science to fully understand the natural world. They also want to inspire others to support their cause.

  "Since the early 1900s, WCS has supported governments and communities in creating or expanding 245 parks and protected areas around the world, making a significant contribution to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity target to designate 17 percent of the land and 10 percent of the oceans as protected areas by 2020. Our ongoing work with governments and communities ensure they are able to manage their protected areas effectively and conserve the wildlife and wild places that matter to all of us." - WCS.org

 

They core beliefs are to discover, inspire and protect.

©lightpoet/Deposit Photos

"Over the past century, WCS has established a long-term conservation presence in the last wild places, built strong and trusting partnerships, and acquired a depth of knowledge that ensures effective conservation action. We manage the world's most extensive ape, elephant, and great cat field conservation programs, protecting core populations within their strongholds and the corridors that connect them." - WCS.org

Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

 

Madagascar's Marine Protected Areas

On Earth day 2015 (April 22) Madagascar's goverenment annouced the creation of 27 marine protected areas. This was becuase of the work of the Wildlife conservation society.

 

 Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS