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. Based at the Bronx Zoo, WCS maintains approximately 500 field conservation projects in 65 countries, with 200 PhD scientists on staff. It manages four New York City wildlife parks in addition to the Bronx Zoo: The Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo. WCSs goal is to conserve the worlds largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the worlds biodiversity. WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. The challenges are greater than ever, but with the focus, dedication, and passion of a committed staff combined with a unique mixture of field, zoo, and aquarium expertise WCS will continue to set the bar for science, conservation action, and education that has driven our success in protecting wildlife and wild places for over a century. The WCS Graduate Scholarship Program (GSP) is part of a WCS strategy to invest in developing individual conservation leaders around the world. The GSP provides access to international graduate education opportunities (masters or doctoral programs) to exceptional conservationists from Asia/Pacific, Africa, Latin America, and North American indigenous groups. Scholars are nominated by WCS global conservation staff and are selected based on their exceptional abilities and potential to become leaders of the conservation movement in their home countries. The Certificate Program in Biodiversity Conservation and the Master’s Program in Biodiversity Conservation at the University of Buenos Aires are applied academic initiatives to build the capacity of conservation managers and practitioners in Latin America and the Caribbean. The WCS Research Fellowship Program (RFP) is one of the oldest and most prestigious small grants programs in the field of wildlife conservation. Grants are designed to build capacity for the next generation of global conservation leaders from Asia/Pacific, Africa, Latin America, and North American indigenous groups by supporting individual field research projects that have a clear application to the conservation of threatened wildlife and wild places. The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is a globally renowned capacity building partnership that is building the next generation of conservation leaders in developing countries. CLP partners include WCS, BirdLife International, and Fauna & Flora International. The Wildlife Conservation Society Ruggieri Fellowship for Field Research supports graduate or undergraduate field research in the marine waters of New York and New Jersey relating to biology, ecology and/or conservation. The WCS Climate Adaptation Fund provides competitive grants to non-profit conservation organizations throughout the United States to take on-the-ground actions focused on implementing priority conservation actions for climate adaptation at a landscape scale.
The following is the list of scholars from Wildlife Conservation Society who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Wildlife Conservation Society that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.