William Conway is a senior conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. He is WCS’s former president, general director, Bronx Zoo director and curator of ornithogy. He focused the Society on wildlife conservation while modernizing its New York institutions including the Bronx Zoo with Congo Gorilla Forest, Wild Asia, JungleWorld, World of Birds, Ethiopian highlands, Himalyan Snow Leopard exhibit, Sea Cliffs, Discovery Cove and many others and also modernized the small city zoos. Conway has worked extensively overseas and helped initiate new wildlife reserves in several nations, especially in Patagonia and the Andean altiplano. When he stepped down in 1999, WCS had active conservation programs in more than fifty nations.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Beyond the Zoo’s Borders
A response to “How can zoos and aquariums foster cultures of care and conservation?”