When the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) was founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, it was the first zoological non-governmental organization that specifically set out to “save wildlife.” While our objectives have extended to include various conservation objectives, wildlife will always be the fundamental pillar of our institution’s strengths and objectives. We work to implement wildlife conservation plans and actions based on solid scientific investigation.
In Peru, the species on which we focus are those with ecological importance at a regional level. Each species has unique threats, but they all are threatened by habitat degradation and destruction, threats that we intervene in through our landscape approach. To assure that our work with these species have a positive and sustainable impact, we coordinate with local partners, scientific institutions, and government entities.