ZSL is dedicated to conservation that involves not just scientists and conservationists but everyone else too, because the problems facing wildlife affect all of us. With your help, we can gather far more data about the state of species and habitats and carry out really effective conservation action much more quickly.
Some of our projects that rely on the work of volunteers, as well as projects that are using exciting new technologies enabling the public to help scientists gather data. Get involved in direct conservation action today.
ZSL and the Bat Conservation Trust launched the Indicator Bats Program (iBats); a smartphone app that monitors bats. You can upload recorded calls to the iBats website, where special software identifies the bats in the recordings. Find out more
Toad Health Checking
Garden Bird Health Initiative
GBHi launched in 2005 to record and investigate causes of garden bird disease and mortality across Great Britain. Help us by reporting your sightings of dead or diseased birds.
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Instant Wild delivers LIVE photographs of wild animals to your smartphone from camera-traps in remote locations across the globe. Help conservation scientists understand and protect wildlife by identifying the animals in camera-trap images.
Marine Mammal Survey
Marine mammals regularly visit the Thames estuary but, until now sightings were not recorded. Let us know about any encounters you may have had with seals, dolphins or porpoises on the Thames.
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Thames Eel Monitoring
ZSL has been working to conserve the Thames' eels for many years by monitoring the migration of eels and researching why these enigmatic animals have declined. We need your help!
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