Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society works to save wildlife and wild lands throughout the world. In addition to supporting the nation’s largest system of zoological facilities, including the Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium and the Wildlife Centers in Central Park, Prospect Park and Queens, the society also maintains a commitment to field-based conservation science. With more than 60 staff scientists and more than 100 research fellows, the society has the largest professional field staff of any U.S.-based international conservation organization.

Currently, the society conducts nearly 300 field projects throughout the Americas, Asia and Africa. A staff of conservation scientists based in New York supports the field programs in their research. Some 20 research scientists from the society currently serve as adjunct research scientists at the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability or adjunct professors in Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, depending on their current teaching load.