Conservation Technology

Camera trap test in Antartica

Develop and use technological tools to quickly increase conservation capabilities around the world, focusing on real-time monitoring, wildlife surveillance and public engagement.

With global biodiversity in rapid decline and a growing number of species on the brink of extinction, advances in technology are becoming ever more important in helping us to solve these conservation challenges. ZSL is working with a range of expert partners to develop innovative and integrated technological tools that will revolutionise wildlife surveillance and biodiversity monitoring. Through using technology we can more efficiently and effectively collect, process and analyse data at different spatial and temporal scales. This in turn can better enable us to identify threats, develop mitigation strategies and test their effectiveness. 

Meerkat on lookout

Watch live animal footage from ZSL London Zoo, streamed to YouTube using...

Chimpanzee on camera trap with baby

ZSL uses camera traps to monitoring biodiversity and the environment, and...

People fitting Instant Wild camera trap in Kenya

Instant Wild is an advanced remote surveillance and wildlife monitoring...

Mataki tags with size comparisson next to coins, pigeon and circuit

Mataki is an innovative, open-source system for tracking wildlife to better...

Penguin Antarctica

Using innovative conservation technologies, the Penguin Lifelines project is...

Elephants in Tsavo

SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool) is a program of best practices...

iBats aims to generate data on changes in bat species distributions and abundanc