On Earth Day 2015, Madagascar announced the creation of 27 marine protected areas, including three community reserves. Our work with coastal communities had demonstrated to the government that locally managed marine areas work and are good for both nature and people. This innovative, rights-based model is now a national conservation policy of Madagascar.
Other wildlife-rich places aren’t as lucky. Both on land and at sea, animals face innumerable threats, from poaching to habitat loss, climate change to disease.
Found in 1895, WCS has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places around the world. We know what works. But we need your help to scale up before it’s too late.
Please run, walk, or donate today to join us in our quest to help secure a future for threatened species around the world.