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Project Description

Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation Society

Established in 1895

Mission Statement: WCS’s goal is to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 16 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world’s biodiversity.

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Impacts & Achievements:

Some of the highlights

CEO Salary: 0.95% of expenses

  • Spent $219,334,349 on wildlife conservation and education programs in 2017
  • WCS New York Aquarium Named National Medal for Museum and Library Service Finalist
  • WCS currently manages about 500 conservation projects in more than 60 countries
  • The WCS parks in New York City welcome 4 million visitors each year, including helping the city to educate millions of schoolchildren in science and conservation issues.

Featured Programs:

How Enterprise Community Partners is making a difference

Protected Areas:

Wildlife Conservation Society assists governments and communities to protect the natural systems critical to saving wildlife and wild places, securing valuable flows of ecosystems services and local livelihoods based on principles of social and environmental sustainability.


WCS partners with indigenous and local people to achieving their vision for a more secure and resilient future, where wildlife remains a visible and culturally valued part of the wild places where they live.

Combating Wildlife Trafficking:

WCS uses their local presence and global influence to stop wildlife poaching, block trafficking across transit routes, and reduce demand for wildlife and wildlife products.

Wildlife Management:

WCS takes action to minimize threats to wildlife so that species populations are stable or increasing. This angle ensures that hunting and fishing are sustainable, and makes sure that conflicts between people and wildlife are resolved.


WCS brings the private sector together with governments, communities, and consumers to develop the policy options and scientific solutions that benefit nature and business.


WCS uses global health expertise to investigate and combat diseases that move between people, domestic animals, and wildlife, and threaten the health of all.

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