The Wildlife Conservation Society, also known as WCS, operates a range of wildlife preservation programs throughout the world. The society works for the conservation of and wild places. It conducts a variety of educational programs and manages urban wildlife parks. The society has been in operation since 1895. The Wildlife Conservation Society promotes the study of zoology. It operates the Global Conservation Program, which focuses on the conservation of landscapes and seascapes throughout the world. The society conducts field research that helps to locate protected areas for wildlife. In addition, the Wildlife Conservation Society works for the conservation of species, such as tigers, crocodiles, gorillas and jaguars.