The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and by inspiring people to value nature.
To achieve this goal, WCS harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in sixty nations, and in all the world’s oceans, and through its five wildlife parks in New York City. One of the five parks is the New York Aquarium, which introduced New Yorkers to the wonders of the ocean in 1896 when it was based in Battery Park, and then moved to Coney Island in 1957.
The issues facing local marine wildlife, and the habitats of New York and New Jersey, remain significant and challenging. Through field research, policy initiatives, and public outreach, the Aquarium’s New York Seascape program seeks to restore depleted populations, protect marine habitat, and build local ocean stewardship.