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Profile of registrant

Wildlife Conservation Society

Identification number in the register: 10132247681-61
Registration date: 11/01/12 16:09:06

The information on this organisation was last modified on 25/11/14 18:36:42
The date of the last annual update was 24/01/14 10:19:36

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Wildlife Conservation Society
Acronym: WCS
Legal status: US based charity - branch office in Brussels
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Janice  Weatherley-Singh
Position: Director of European Policy & Government Relations

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Janice  Weatherley-Singh
Position: Director of European Policy & Government Relations

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 2300 Southern Boulevard 
Bronx, New York 10460
Telephone number: (+1 718) 220 5100
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Brussels office:

Boulevard Louis Schmidt, 64
1040 Brussels
Tel. 02 7393008

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. Our story began in the early 1900’s when we successfully helped the American bison recover on the Western Plains. Today, we protect many of the world’s iconic creatures here and abroad, including gorillas in the Congo, tigers in India, wolverines in the Yellowstone Rockies, and ocean giants in our world’s amazing seascapes.
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.
The WCS parks in New York City welcome 4 million visitors each year, and help the city to educate millions of schoolchildren in science and conservation issues.
Our history, dating back to ensuring the survival of the American bison, inspires our work each day. We hope our work in turn inspires millions to take action to protect the natural resources that are so important to all life on our fragile Earth.
Our 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.

WCS’s staff and Board of Trustees work together as stewards of conservation around the globe and of cultural life in New York.

From field science and conservation policy to non-profit management and park operations, career opportunities at WCS are as diverse as our work. Together, WCS’s nearly 4,000 staff members in New York City and around the world work to change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony.

WCS operates country programs throughout four continents—Africa, Asia, Latin America, and North America—to save the last of the wild. Get the contact information for our country program offices.

WCS offers several programs to support wildlife conservation work across the world, providing graduate education opportunities for future conservationists working in their home countries; offering grants to other nonprofit conservation organizations, state wildlife agencies, and tribal governments; and providing guidance in training and capacity-building to the leaders of tomorrow.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 6
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Janice Weatherley 29/01/14 27/01/15
Arnaud Goessens 22/11/14 20/11/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

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, wildlife health and fisheries.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

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

Financial data

Financial year: 07/2011 - 06/2012
Total budget: 2,400,000
of which public financing: 400,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
USAID : 400,000
from other sources: 2,000,000
- donations: 2,000,000
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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