Forest

ZSL staff in Indonesian forest

Nearly 10% of the Earth's surface is covered by forests. They are some of the most biodiverse habitats and provide valuable ecosystem services: over 300 million people rely on forests for their livelihoods.

The impact of human activities has led to the loss of over half of the world's forests. As we extract wood for timber, fell areas for farming and hunt forest wildlife in the short term, we destroy soil integrity, water sources and carbon storage for the long term.

Both the greatest biodiversity and greatest damage occurs in tropical regions, where focuses ZSL its forest conservation projects. We are rebuilding conservation capacity, rehabilitating decimated habitats, building wildlife corridors and making forest conservation economically favourable for industry.

Oil palm plantation

ZSL is working with government and industry in Africa to ensure biodiversity...

Okapi

ZSL has been working to conserve the elusive okapi and other species in...

Amur tiger in camera trap

21st Century Tiger is one of the most significant tiger funding agencies...

Children smiling at Thailand HECx School children

Asian elephants have been coming into conflict with humans as their habitat...

Sumatran tiger - Sembilang National Park

Much of the ZSL Indonesia Field Programme's activities focus on the Sumatran...

Red slender loris

The Red Slender loris is on the brink of extinction and is the focal point...

Indonesia - Road through oil palm landscape

ZSL is working with the palm oil industry in Indonesia to reduce the damage...

Pygmy sloth climbing

The unique and critically endangered pygmy sloth is the world’s slowest...

Bushmeat- palm civet

ZSL has worked to understand and reduce the damage to forest ecosystems in...

Wildlife Wood Project - Logging

ZSL is working with logging companies in Cameroon to promote sustainable...

Dja biosphere reserve eco-guards

ZSL is working with the Cameroonian government’s Conservation Service and...

Forest Elephant

ZSL is working to protect forest elephants in the Congo Basin in the face of...

Pygmy Hippo caught in camera trap

The pygmy hippopotamus, or pygmy hippo, Choeropsis liberiensis, is an...