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Wildlife Conservation Society

Identification number in the register: 10132247681-61
Registration date: 11/01/2012 16:09:06

The information on this entity was last modified on: 23/01/2017 14:29:09
The date of the last annual update was: 23/01/2017 14:29:09
Next update due latest on: 23/01/2018

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Wildlife Conservation Society


US based charity - branch office in Brussels

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Southern Boulevard, 2300
Bronx, New York 10460

(+1 718)220 5100

Blvd Louis Schmidt 64
Brussels 1040


    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Janice Weatherley-Singh

Director of European Policy & Government Relations

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Janice Weatherley-Singh

Director of European Policy & Government Relations

    Goals / remit

The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe.

Mission Statement: The Wildlife Conservation Society 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. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

During our 115 years, we have forged the power of our global conservation work and the management of our five parks in New York City to create the world’s most comprehensive conservation organization. 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.

With a commitment to protect 25 percent of the world’s biodiversity, we address four of the biggest issues facing wildlife and wild places: climate change; natural resource exploitation; the connection between wildlife health and human health; and the sustainable development of human livelihoods. While taking on these issues, we manage more than 200 million acres of protected lands around the world, with more than 200 scientists on staff.

WCS operates country programs throughout four continents—Africa, Asia, Latin America, and North America—to save the last of the wild.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

WCS opened an office in Brussels in 2011 to increase its engagement with the European Union and as part of its strategic aim to develop long-term strategic partnerships with relevant organizations, governments, and institutions to help improve our conservation impact.

We are currently engaging with EU policy-makers on a number of policy areas, including:
1. Wildlife trafficking and CITES;
2. The integration of biodiversity into development aid policy and programmes;
3. The overlaps between wildlife health and human health;
4. Combating tropical deforestation.







WCS engages with decision-makers in EU institutions and other NGOs in Brussels to support the development and implementation of EU policies that support the protection of wildlife around the world. This has involved engaging in policy debates, conferences and meetings related to wildlife trafficking, development aid spending and wildlife health.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 1   75%: 1  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Arnaud GOESSENS 31/05/2016 30/05/2017
Catherine ROSSILLON 07/01/2017 05/01/2018
Janice WEATHERLEY 23/01/2017 11/01/2018

    Fields of interest

  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation



WCS is a Member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature -IUCN.

    Financial data

07/2015  -  06/2016

100,000 € - 199,999 €

227,027,192 €

63,607,705 €


1,209,523 €

EU Fund

4,667,530 €

698,754 €

57,031,898 €

163,419,487 €

54,717,390 €

12,658,268 €

13,640,375 €

82,403,454 €

Section c covers the budget of the WCS Brussels office

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.