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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Protection of Endangered Species, Wildlife Preservation & Protection, Zoos & Aquariums

Mission: The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through careful 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.

Programs: Global conservation and health programs are funded primarily by restricted gifts, grants and contracts from private individuals, foundations, federal agencies and other sources. Accomplishments continued on schedule o.

bronx zoo and new york aquarium: total attendance at all five wcs facilities was 3,992,176. At the bronx zoo attendance totalled 1,862,926 and at the new york aquarium attendance totalled 506,044. Accomplishments continued schedule o

city zoos: central park/prospect park and queens zoos; central park zoo (cpz) attendance 1,016,259; prospect park zoo (ppz) attendance 305,802; queens zoo attendance 301,145. Accomplishments continued on schedule 0

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

so to everyone reading my review i am very pleased with the outcomes of this visit. it was parculiar in a delightful way. the best part of the visit was seeing the trees and the green grass growing,i think the animals liked it aswell;) any who i found the two toed sloth quite intreging and it chased me which was embarassing. overall it was a pleasuring;) visit.
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Donor

Rating: 2

I have been a contributor in to many conservation organizations in the past but now before I write a check to any non-profit I go to http://www.tampabay.com/charitychecker/ and look up the organization. Great Nonprofits is just one of the organizations that they report the reviews from. I share other peoples feelings about the top one percent getting fatter and fatter while most of us are struggling to get by. I feel especially strong about the heads of non-profits getting obscenely high compensation. If they believe in the cause they should be content with a good but reasonable salary. Think how much good work their organizations could do with the money they pocket

1

Donor

Rating: 3

I balk at giving to a charitable organization when I see its CEO getting One Million $ plus. No matter how noble its cause, that organization does not need my humble contribution.

1

Donor

Rating: 4

I only just became aware of this organization in the context of an article in the New York Times mentioning their support of efforts to set up community ranger squads to fight animal poaching in Africa. On further research I see they have an excellent rating with Charity Navigator (4 stars as of this writing), so I have decided to support it with a small donation. I have had not personal contact with the organization so cannot offer any comments on how they engage with donors or provide feedback on their efforts, but have to assume they are effective as demonstrated in their Charity Navigator rating, hence my review score of "exceeds expectations." My future support will be contingent on what sort of feedback I get from them regarding their programs.

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3 Peter25

Donor

Rating: 4

This is on balance a highly efficient organization that selects good targets for its campaigns. I would contribute more except for the obscene salary of the CEO. NYC is very expensive, but $775,000 (and change) is highly inappropriate -- some would say "obscene" -- for an organization soliciting lots of money from middle class families like mine!

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Donor

Rating: 2

They seem to do good work, but be very careful when donating online. Their webpage changes your amount when you enter your credit card information, and if you don't check again, you could end up donating more than you intended. This happened to me twice - once changed my $100 donation to $1,100. I hope it's an honest mistake in their website design, but it left unpleasant taste.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

How can any CEO of a CHARITY justify paying themselves a salary of $1,567,687 ? Is this a typo??

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