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Oil palm plantation, image (c) Sophia Gynch
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How is supply and demand for food impacting on the natural world?

Male badger. Image (c) Seth Jackson

Insight from Prof. Rosie Woodroffe on the latest bovine TB announcement.

The Indicators and Assessments Unit at Sunset Safari - General
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The Indicators and Assessments Unit took part in the Science stations at Sunset Safari to try our hand at public engagement

Curly Pig

The bird survey meets some new curly haired friends

UK Orchard fieldwork

I thought it was time to tell you all why on earth I have been getting up at silly o’clock to count birds in the orchards of Herefordshire. It was...

Morelet's tree frog by Rachael Antwis

Rachael Antwis describes the latest developments in ZSL's work to try and tackle the devastating chytridiomycosis disease which is threatening...


Professor Rosie Woodroffe gives us an overview of her experience of the science and politics of the badger cull controversy.

The old farmhouse in the middle of Skomer

106 years ago, a disease of Manx shearwaters (confusingly: Puffinus puffinus) was observed for the first time on the island of Skomer off...

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Garden Wildlife Health is a national project to investigate the health of British garden wildlife and to identify disease threats as they arise....

Sampling platform fitted with underwater camera.
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Taylor Gorham, Masters Student at Imperial College London and the Institute of Zoology, has just returned from a marine research expedition to...

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Artefact of the month

Every month one of the pieces held in ZSL’s Library and at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will feature here as Artefact of the month.

Asia Conservation Program

Get the latest on ZSL's conservation work in Asia.

ZSL London Zoo

A blog for lovers of ZSL London Zoo. Bringing you amazing animal facts and exclusive access to the world's scientific oldest zoo.

Discovery and Learning in the Field

Join the ZSL Discovery and Learning team as they venture out of the zoo and in to the wild.


Catch up on our latest Conservation Blogs

Arts and Culture

Follow the latest news on ZSL’s Arts & Culture projects at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, and ZSL’s conservation work through the lense of the Arts.


ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's elephant keepers give an insight into the daily goings on in the elephant barn.

Tiger conservation

Read about conservation of tigers in Asia.

Videographer Blog

One man is boldly going where no other ZSL videographer has gone before - the land of Mountain Chicken Frogs.

Wild Science

From the field, to the lab, catch up with the scientists on the cutting edge of conservation biology at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology.

Wildlife Wood Project Cameroon

The Wildlife Wood Project has been working in Cameroon since 2007 to encourage better wildlife management in logging concessions.

Penguin expedition blog

Updates from penguin conservation expeditions to Antarctica

Amur Leopard

Amur leopard conservation blog

Baby Giraffe Diaries

Meet ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's latest (and leggiest) arrival, a baby giraffe!

Biodiversity and Palm Oil

Follow the ZSL Biodiversity and Palm Oil team, based in Bogor, Indonesia.

Chagos Expedition

The Chagos marine reserve, designated in 2010 and currently the world’s largest no take marine reserve, is a sought-after spot for marine research.

Frog Blog

Follow ZSL’s amphibian experts in their quest to find out why 41% of the world’s amphibians are threatened and what can be done to stop more species becoming extinct.

Tsaobis Baboon Blog

Follow ZSL conservationists studying desert baboons in Namibia.