WCS Congo

Our Mission

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks. These activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale. WCS is committed to this work because we believe it essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

For nearly two decades WCS has assisted the government of Congo in managing national parks, reserves and buffer zones, having first worked in the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in 1988. Through long experience, WCS has developed a profound understanding of the ecological and socio-political context for conservation in Congo, and has developed the tried and trusted relationships with government, private-sector, and local community actors required to make conservation happen.