WCS is a non-profit conservation organization that saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. WCS delivers the full spectrum of nature conservation: from preventing loss to protecting and restoring ecosystems.
With the largest and longest-standing field conservation program in the world, WCS works with governments, Indigenous Peoples, and local communities in more than 50 countries to support the conservation of over 27 million square kilometers of the highest ecological integrity areas across the globe that collectively contain:
Habitat for around 50% of the world’s biodiversity and a wide range of charismatic megafauna.
Geographies important for local and global climate stability; including some of the most carbon-dense regions of the globe.
Resources on which ~80 million people who live within these areas rely upon.
As one of the oldest conservation organizations on the planet, WCS has over 3,500 staff, 90% are national citizens, and we partner with over 205 Indigenous Peoples and over 2,000 local communities.