Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Europe: conserving wildlife and wild places worldwide
The Wildlife Conservation Society Europe (WCSE) is an autonomous member of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) global network. WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, field conservation programmes, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks. WCSE works to develop links between these initiatives and European partners and institutions in pursuit of broader WCS policy and programme goals and of its own specific conservation objectives. We link with the extensive network of long-term WCS field sites, especially in Central Africa, to tackle three challenges that we have identified as threats to wildlife on a planetary scale: climate change, the conflict between human livelihoods and biodiversity conservation, and the impacts of extractive industries on wildlife. As part of our mission to safeguard wildlife and wild places, we support local human interests by fostering sustainable livelihoods, a balance that is essential to long-term conservation success.
WCS Europe is a registered charity in England and Wales, No: 1136629.