The Wildlife Conservation Society will strive to alleviate threats to highly endangered turtles by working closely with relevant governments to react rapidly in nations that are centers of turtle diversity, including Cambodia, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam. In addition to its efforts on terrestrial and freshwater turtles, WCS continues work on sea turtles in Nicaragua,
Gabon, Sulawesi, and Madagascar. In further, integrated action, the Wildlife Conservation Society works with U. S. government agencies in support of turtle conservation. To help promote
worldwide turtle conservation, WCS is asking Congress to fully fund the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service's vital Wildlife Without Borders Program, whose Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund supports several, freshwater turtle and tortoise conservation projects around the world. Knowledge fits to focus and action. That integration is evident as Jim Breheny, the Wildlife Conservation Society's Executive Vice President and Bronx Zoo Director, indicates: 'This has been the mission of the Wildlife Conservation Society from the very beginning, to bring its expertise for the achievement of one conservation goal: saving species from extinction. More than a century ago, WCS led the way to save the American bison from extinction in North America by breeding animals at the Bronx Zoo and sending their offspring to wild places in the west.