Since 1895, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been on a mission to not just protect our wildlife and wild space but to also continuously inspire the next generations to do so as well. The WCS’ mission began in the early 1900s with successfully protecting and helping the American bison recover on the Western Plains. Presently, the WCS oversees the management of five parks in New York City, including the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, and the New York Aquarium. The WCS also manages over 500 conservation projects across 60 countries and their parks educated millions of future conservationist yearly.
The Wildlife Conservation Society has been crucial in protecting some of the world’s most at-risk animals both in the United States and abroad. From gorillas in the Congo to the magnificent wildlife in the seas, the WCS has stayed true to their mission. The WCS does not just focus on helping wild animals, however. Much of their efforts go toward improving the conditions of humans as well by also improving the condition of our wildlife and wild spaces.
The WCS hosts many events that are both educational and fun. One event to look forward to this summer is the Cycle Adirondacks event. It is a one week bicycle tour of the Adirondacks taking place August 23 – 29th (2015). Cyclist will enjoy the over 400 miles of beautiful scapes that the Adirondacks has to offer along with various amenities provided by the WCS and the local areas. The price tag for this tour, billed as the best bike tour ever by the WCS, is $1,495 for riders and $995 for non-riders (not everyone has to bike, but everyone gets to enjoy the trip regardless). The fees go toward helping the Wildlife Conservation Society continue its mission by bringing you closer to nature and raising awareness of the need for conservation projects everywhere.