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William G. Conway

William G. Conway

Wildlife Conservation Society

William G. Conway was a zoologist and conservationist. In 1956, he became bird curator for the Bronx Zoo, subsequently zoo director, general director, and president of the New York Zoological Society. He focused the society on wildlife conservation as well as upon zoos and aquariums leading to its 1993 name change to Wildlife Conservation Society, and the development of hundreds of conservation programs in over 50 nations. In 1999, he became a senior conservationist with WCS.