ZSL has a dedicated team of conservation scientists, field conservationists and experts in wildlife health and conservation breeding.
We also need to ensure that our conservation work continues into the future, by training the next generation of conservationists and conservation leaders.
ZSL has training programmes in countries where capacity-building is a vital part of conservation work as well as training and support for new conservationists in the UK.
We have a strong focus on training the next generation of conservation leaders.We help train rangers in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Nepal and Kenya to ensure that their protected areas are working as effectively as possible. We also bring in some of the top early-career conservationists from around the world to take part in our EDGE training course here at ZSL.
Mongolia Steppe Forward Programme
The summer field course is a unique programme for international and Mongolian students, bringing modern research tools to local conservation issues.
World-class researchers will train the future conservationists in Mongolia.
Find out more
Applications for the 2012 Summer Field Course are now open. The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd April 2012
Meet Our Conservation Team Leaders
ZSL has conservation projects across the globe, involving field work, infrastructure building, data collection and captive breeding. Meet the conservation team leaders who manage these projects and integrate the efforts of all the many different people involved.
Meet our conservation team leaders
Each year ZSL's Erasmus Darwin Barlow Award scheme helps to fund short field expeditions by new conservationists. These expeditions help to give early-career conservationists a chance to carry out field conservation and bring focus on to threatened and poorly-known species or habitats currently receiving little or no conservation attention.
Find out more about expedition funding
Capacity building in the field
We have a number of projects that will rely on training local conservationists and patrol staff for their future success: