Introduction to WCS: A Wildlife Conservation Resource
The WCS: A Wildlife Conservation Resource is a much-needed asset in a corrupted democracy like the United States, where the publically owned natural resources are regulated by former lobbyists who are more interested in serving the interests of political donors instead of the voter’s interests. The goals and objectives of the United States Department of Interior are conflicted between corporate interests and interests of the American People. The same conundrum of conflicting interests goes right on up the line to the executive and legislative branches that are appointed by elected officials with campaign funds that come from Corporate America with the same quid pro quo obligations.
History and Evolution
The WCS was originally known as the New York Zoological Society and was established in 1895 in the state of New York. The original focus was on conservation and the study of zoology. Individuals most involved in the foundation of WCS included Henry Fairfield Osborn, professor at Columbia University; Andrew H. Green; and George Bird Grinnell, founder of the Audubon Society. Soon to be president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt was also involved in establishing the WCS.
During the latter part of the 19th century, one of the earliest projects of the society was its support and work that led to the establishment of the Bronx Zoo in New York City. Likewise one of the first major accomplishments of the society was their instrumental role in saving the almost extinct American Bison. After World War II the Society extended their activists services internationally. Today the WCS have major conservational programs ongoing on four continents. They manage four major zoos and one large aquarium in the United States.
See Wikipedia as a resource for historical information.
Media Coverage Makes WCS a Conservation Resource
The WCS media publications are quite extensive. They provide a large form of digital publication via the WCS Newsroom (newsroom.wcs.org). They promote numerous WCS projects and critical issues via freelance articles in numerous conservational publications including Scientific American, The Guardian, Mongabay, Medium, The New York Daily News and other publication outlets. They also provide a wide-ranging communications outlet via social media
WCS provides a beautiful website at https:www.wcs.org. They offer a beautiful display of critical issues in which are currently involved. They provide means/methods for involvement and contribution. Additionally they even advertise job listings from their Zoos, aquariums, as well as overseas projects. Any reader attracted to the critical subject of conservation should browse the site.
In a world that is growing smaller every day as technological advances race forward, the conservation of our natural resources quickly becomes a more critical issue. In such a world, The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a faithful, loyal and competent representative – without conflicting interests – for the needs of the natural world. For those interested in the critical topic of conservation, the WCS is an invaluable source of information. For those interested in career choices in the area of conservation, the WCS presents itself again to be a reliable source of information. For those interested in contributing to a valid, reliable and competent environmental guardian, the organization is readily available.
Regarding the Feature Image
Navin Rajagopalan took the original, and it was reproduced with permission. The original photo was a panorama, and it was cropped to fit web site restrictions. The original can be viewed at http://bit.ly/2VE6c5M.