From Congo gorillas to humpback whales off the coast of Gabon, all life is worth conserving to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The group, founded in 1895, works to protect wildlife and lands throughout the world and to instill in humans a concern about nature. The not-for-profit organization operates New York City's Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and the Queens Zoo. WCS's environmental education programs are used in US schools, as well as those in other nations. The society has ongoing efforts in more than 60 countries to protect endangered species and ecosystems. About a quarter of the funding for its work comes from visitors at its handful of parks.