Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation Society

Founded:
1895

WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) was founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society (NYZS) and currently works to conserve more than two million square miles of wild places around the world. The organization is led by President and CEO Cristián Samper, former Director of the Smithsonian Institutions National Museum of Natural History. Wikipedia

Wildlife Conservation Society

Founded:
1895

WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) was founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society (NYZS) and currently works to conserve more than two million square miles of wild places around the world. The organization is led by President and CEO Cristián Samper, former Director of the Smithsonian Institutions National Museum of Natural History. Wikipedia

Aug 30, 4:41 PM

Hump day special! Bactrian #camels photographed by WCS''s @julielarsenmaher in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday. . . #camel #gobi #mongolia #desert #asia #wednesday #threeamigos

Aug 25, 3:29 PM

The Asian giant softshell turtle was thought to be extinct in the Cambodian portion of the Mekong River. But in 2007, it was rediscovered. Recently, 150 hatchlings from the species were released back into that habitat. Our colleague with @TheWCS Cambodia, Mengey Eng writes about the project on #WCSWildView. ""I am proud of working to conserve this turtle,"" one former egg collector told him, ""and I hope future generations will be able to see this species. . . #turtle #asia #cambodia #softshell #river #endangered #wildlife

Aug 24, 11:02 AM

August 19 was #WorldOrangutanDay. On our #WCSWildView blog, Melvin Gumal, the director of the @TheWCS Malaysia program, highlights attempts to rescue the great ape from the brink. . . #orangutan #ape #malaysia #orange #asia #endangered #conservation #wildlife

Aug 22, 0:26 PM

We now know Cambodias Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary is home to 30 large mammal species, including macaques like this little one. Experts from @TheWCS and Japan''s Kyoto University recently documented the impressive biodiversity using remote camera traps (or motion-sensor cameras). You can get an incredible candid photo like this sent to your inbox each week via the link in our bio. . . #monkey #cambodia #macaque #baby #cameratrap #walkthisway #wildlife #caughtoncamera