WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in nearly 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. WCS uses science to discover and understand the natural world. This knowledge helps WCS engage and inspire decision-makers, communities, and millions of supporters to take action with us to protect the wildlife and wild places we all care about. Our goal is to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 16 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the planet’s biodiversity. WCS’s global work on coral reefs includes the protection of 90% of the world’s coral species and scientific monitoring at over 900 coral sites across the Caribbean, Western Indian Ocean, and Indo-Pacific.
Blog: How technology is helping to pick up the pace of protection for coral reefs by Dr. Emily Darling, WCS Associate Conservation Scientist.
IYOR Activities Plan
As part of the celebration of IYOR, WCS is developing a yearlong calendar of press releases, blogs, op-eds and other forms of communication and outreach highlighting our coral conservation work, and emphasizing IYOR.