Become a Wildlife Champion

Become a Wildlife Champion

Become a Wildlife Champion!

Around the world wildlife is fighting for survival, facing threats such as climate change, habitat loss, illegal wildlife trade and conflict with humans. 

ZSL is working for wildlife, protecting and conserving animals and their habitats in more than 50 countries. Join our Champion community and you too can ensure a future for wildlife.

Areas you can Champion:

Animals Under Threat 

Champion animals like the pangolin, which are most at risk of extinction. 


Technology for Conservation

Be at the forefront of a tech revolution and help us find new solutions to global problems. 


 

Become A Wildlife Champion

  • Choose the area you wish to champion. 
  • Choose how much you want to give, from just £3 a month. 
  • Receive your champions welcome pack and a host of benefits!   

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Champions will receive regular updates on their chosen area, advance notice of special events and our Wild About magazine 3 times a year!

Support the fight against extinction!


Poaching, habitat loss and illegal wildlife trade are pushing wildlife to the very edge. We are losing amazing animals such as pangolins and rhinos, which are hunted and traded in their millions. 

We won’t give up on wildlife and you too can help us protect threatened animals like the pangolin. 

How ZSL is working for animals under threat of extinction:

  • Stopping the extinction of the world’s most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species. The EDGE of Existence programme highlights and protects some of the most unique and wonderful species on the planet.
     
  • Habitat protection. Often, the best way to protect a species is to conserve its habitat. 
     
  • Tackling illegal wildlife trade. Each year millions of animals are victims of the illegal wildlife trade. Pangolins are particularly threated, with an estimated 100,000 being illegally traded each year. 
     
  • Conservation Breeding. The careful and coordinated population management of a range of animal species through breeding programmes helps to secure genetically healthy populations and can protect against extinction. 
     
  • Education. Through our education programmes ZSL is inspiring future conservation leaders, helping to ensure the next generation care for our natural world. 

Sign-up now from just £3 a month. 

You will receive a Champion pack, which includes project case studies, tips for championing wildlife every day, badges, postcards and a fold-up pangolin friend!

You will also receive a ZSL Wild About magazine three times a year and regular email updates on your chosen area. 

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Find out more about Wildlife Champions and what other areas you can champion

Male African lion at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Become a Wildlife Champion

Join our champion community and help us work for wildlife.

The Most Illegally Traded Mammal


Say hello to the pangolin, a prehistoric mammal with scales, which is fighting for its survival. 

Each year approximately 100,000 pangolins are trafficked to China or Vietnam, where their meat is considered a delicacy and their body parts are used in traditional medicine. 

ZSL is championing pangolins through on-the ground conservation work and raising awareness to combat the demand for their body parts. 

 

 

Help us lead a tech revolution for wildlife!


Global wildlife is in decline and new solutions are needed to combat threats such as climate change and recent increases in illegal wildlife trade. 

From satellite controlled cameras to new software for the reporting of illegal wildlife trade, technology can help protect the future of our natural world. 

How ZSL is using technology for wildlife

  • Camera traps. A wildlife camera trap is a camera that is set up in such a way that any approaching animal will automatically trigger the capture of photos or video sequences. These are used to help to understand species’ habitats, distribution and behaviour. 
     
  • Satellite controlled cameras. Instant Detect (ID) is a camera trap system that uses satellite technology so captured images can be sent in real-time from virtually anywhere in the world. It is being used to help tackle poaching of endangered species by providing an early warning system for rangers, in addition to remote wildlife monitoring.
     
  • Animal tracking devices. Radio collars and tracking devices help us to understand animal behaviour and movement patterns. 
     
  • Developing new anti-poaching Monitoring and Reporting tools. As those involved in the illegal capture and trade in wildlife become increasingly sophisticated, new tools are needed to combat the illegal killing of animals.  

Sign-up now from just £3 a month. 

You will receive a Champion pack, which includes project case studies, tips for championing wildlife every day, badges, postcards and a fold-up penguin friend!

You will also receive a ZSL Wild About magazine three times a year and regular email updates on your chosen area. 

Sign up now

Find out more about Wildlife Champions and what other areas you can champion

Penguin on ice

BECOME A WILDLIFE CHAMPION

Join our champion community to help develop cutting-edge technology that will make a real difference for wildlife...

INSTANT UNDERSTANDING, IT’S IN YOUR HANDS!

At the forefront of Conservation Technology is the use of camera traps, which automatically take images or video sequences when an animal approaches. ZSL’s Instant Wild app and website provide the public with an opportunity to view images from our own cameras and even help us identify species. 

Traditionally cameras traps have relied on mobile networks or physical collection of the memory cards from cameras; methods which have proved difficult in places which are hard to access year-round or have limited GSM coverage.

With support from Google, ZSL has overcome this problem by the development of the first satellite enabled camera traps. Instant Detect is a satellite-enabled camera trap system that is used as an alerting system for wildlife rangers, supporting anti-poaching projects and monitoring wildlife in extremely remote locations.

 

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