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Wildlife Conservation Society



Emily Darling
Director, Coral Reef Conservation
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Alfred Degemmis
Associate Director, International Policy
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Founded in 1895, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a global conservation organization with a mission to save the last of the wild. We work in places where there is still more wildlife than people, running field conservation projects in nearly 60 countries and all of the world’s oceans.

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Along some of the world’s most bountiful coastlines, WCS works to safeguard 11 priority seascapes where the last of our ocean giants, coral reefs, and great colonies of sea birds thrive. These vast areas—where barrier reefs may protect shorelines, fishery stocks sustain human and wildlife communities, and migratory species like sea turtles and whales come to rear their young—are integral to both people and nature. Addressing the complex relationships between the ecosystems of the sea, coast, and areas inland, WCS links marine and land management initiatives in comprehensive conservation strategies. These strategies are the backbone of such WCS projects as the Sea & Sky initiative to protect Argentina’s Southwest Atlantic, and our work in the coastal forests and shallow waters of Madagascar’s Antongil Bay.

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Last Updated: 23 October 2023