About us

WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth.

We Stand For WildlifeSM

WCS Manifesto

Never before have we known so well
The intricate balance of species and systems
All life depends on

Never before have we faced such a need
To bring knowledge to action
To connect hearts with minds
To assure our survival
For us all to wake up

Never before has one species known
The weight of its choices
And terrible cost of inaction

Yet never before have we had such tools
To inform, to empower, excite and engage
Never before have we had such a chance
And never again will we get such a choice

We choose to Protect
We choose to Preserve
We choose to Educate
We choose to Advocate
We choose to Innovate
For the future of wildlife
For the future of all

But we cannot do this alone
We need you all in
We need you to take a stand

Adversaries become allies
Competitors become partners
Governments become supporters
Companies become protectors
Zoos and aquariums become gateways
Citizens become advocates
Today becomes a more beautiful tomorrow

We stand for WildlifeSM