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WCS “scientists study what wildlife species need to thrive.  With this knowledge we invest in abating threats to wildlife within their most important strongholds and the corridors that connect them.  We target, large, iconic, wide-ranging species because of their intrinsic value and because they are vital to ecosystem health.  By saving them, we protect all other biodiversity that shelters under their conservation canopy.  Over the past century, WCS has established long-term conservation presence in the last wild places across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania, built strong and trusting partnerships, and acquired a depth of knowledge that ensures effective conservation action. We protect these last wild places because they are intact, biodiverse, most resilient to climate change, and bastions for large, iconic wildlife species.” -------

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