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

Jul 31, 3:47 PM

This #WorldRangerDay, thanks to all of the incredible men and women who put themselves on the line to protect wildlife and wild places. The rangers here work in the Republic of Congo''s Nouabale-Ndoki National Park. Help us thank them via the link in our bio. . . #rangers #elephants #congo #africa #wildlife #endangered

Jul 28, 2:11 PM

Tomorrow is #GlobalTigerDay and there are fewer than 4,000 wild tigers, like this Sumatran, left. If the image looks a bit blurry it''s because it was snapped by a remote sensor camera trap, set up by our WCS Indonesia team, in Gunung Leuser National Park in northern Sumatra. Tigers there face a number of threats, including habitat loss and poaching. Support our efforts to help them and tigers worldwide via the link in our bio. . . #catsofinstagram #yawn #indonesia #sumatra #asia #wildlife #endangered #tiger #bigcat

Jul 27, 4:00 PM

BREAKING: The first nest found in four years! Conservationists from @TheWCS, the Ministry of Environment, and local communities have discovered a very rare masked finfoot nest in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary. This site is the only confirmed breeding location in #Cambodia for this #endangered species. There are less than 1000 of the birds worldwide and the population is in decline. #Asia #wildlife #conservation #rare #birdsofinstagram

Jul 25, 3:39 PM

Central Americas largest remaining forests are disappearing. And fast. The three biggest blocks have been reduced by more than 23% in the last 15 yearsone of the most alarming discoveries in a new study by @TheWCS researchers. Illegal cattle ranching, oil palm plantations, and other human-related activities are putting local communities and the regions wildlife, including jaguars, at risk. In response, 25 Mesoamerican indigenous groups, protected area agencies, and civil society organizations have signed a declaration committing to address the causes of forest loss through a number of concrete actions. . . #forest #palmoil #wildlife #cat #centralamerica #jaguar #catsofinstagram #bigcat #spots #profile