Wildlife Conservation Society
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), founded in 1895 saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. We currently manage about 500 conservation projects in more than 60 countries; and educate millions of visitors at our five living institutions in New York City on important issues affecting our planet. Our parks include: the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo. The WCS parks in New York City welcome 4 million visitors each year, including helping the city to educate millions of schoolchildren in science and conservation issues.
Global Conservation and Health Programs$111m
Global conservation and health programs are funded primarily by restricted gifts, grants and contracts from private individuals, foundations, federal agencies and other sources.
Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium$100m
Total attendance at all five WCS facilities was 3,923,933. At the Bronx Zoo attendance totaled 1,820,766 and at the New York Aquarium attendance totaled 490,239.
Central Park/Prospect Park and Queens Zoos; Central Park Zoo (CPZ) attendance 991,698; Prospect Park Zoo (PPZ) attendance 303,316; Queens Zoo attendance 317,914.