The Wildlife Conservation Society
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is delighted in being able to support HABITAT. Our work as an environmental NGO in the areas of climate change and biodiversity, places us in synergy with your desire to promote endangered species and the threat of global warming through this unique game. WCS has more than a century of experience saving wildlife and wild places; long-term commitments in nearly 75 land- and seascapes; and presence in more than 60 nations. WCS helps governments, national organizations, and communities sustainably manage their land and natural resources by helping governments, national organizations, and communities establish and manage parks and protected areas, and integrate them with the complex matrix of surrounding land uses. We conserve species of conservation significance and, with partners, set conservation priorities across their range.
WCS scientists are leaders in spatial analysis, habitat modeling, and species and landscape conservation planning, having been funded by NASA, USAID, MacArthur, Ford and Moore Foundations, among others.
WCS will be able to support Habitat with expert advice and science on species. Our expertise on the assessing the vulnerability of species to climate change will ensure the product is at the highest possible standards. Our on the ground expertise will help ensure the relevant environmental and social issues raised in the game are accurate and have a good conservation impact.
Beyond global conservation activities, WCS is devoted to both environmental education and the preservation of wildlife on five continents. Founded in 1895, and still headquartered at the Bronx Zoo, WCS pursues its mission through more than 500 international field projects and five public conservation facilities in New York City, including the Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, and the Central Park, Queens, and Prospect Park Zoos. The Education Division of WCS is widely recognized for its diverse education programs that reach a broad local, national and international audience. Building teachers’ capacity to teach environmental science and providing them with innovative environmental education materials that are aligned with education standards are at the core of WCS’s education mission. Through its national and international professional development programs, which are offered both in-person and on-line, WCS has trained tens of thousands of teachers who have serveral millions of students in 50 states and over 20 countries.
WCS is delighted to able to support HABITAT by working with our existing partners in education to set up test groups in schools, work with the Habitat team to create additional educational materials, with an goal of trying to make the app a core part of the our schools education program. We will be able to use our database of teachers and members of WCS to disseminate HABITAT widely.