Wildlife Conservation Society
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been on the front lines of wildlife and habitat conservation since its founding in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society. WCS manages over 300 field conservation projects in 52 countries. Through its celebrated wildlife parks in the United States--the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, and the Wildlife Centers at Central Park, Queens, and Prosect Park--WCS is able to provide the public an opportunity to enjoy our wildlife heritage as well as learn about and participate in the survival of wildlife and natural habitats.
WCS's Metropolitan Conservation Alliance develops innovative, locally-based strategies that tackle ecosystem loss and urban sprawl in the tri-state New York City region. Founded in 1997 by Dr. Michael Klemens, a WCS conservation zoologist and local land-use planner, the Alliance brings together a wide array of stakeholders and experts to understand the biological, social, economic, and legal aspects of land-use planning systems. Through the Alliance, these groups work together to create land-use plans that protect wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend, while recognizing the need to promote ecologically responsible development.
For more information about the Wildlife Conservation Society and its programs contact: International Conservation Programs, WCS -2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, New York 10460 or www.wcs.org
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