Americas & Oceania
The mainland of the Americas is the longest north-to-south landmass on Earth. At its longest, it stretches roughly 14,000 kilometres.
Mountain Chickens in Dominica
Chytrid fungus is threatening populations of unique Carribbean amphibians. One of the most cherished is the large 'Mountain chicken' that holds a special cultural importance in Dominica, but is now Critically Endangered.
Find out more about ZSL's vital conservation work and captive breeding of this unique species here
Partula Snails in French Polynesia
The high volcanic islands of French Polynesia are testament to the vulnerability of island species. The wonderfully diverse Partula tree snails succumbed to an invasive mollusc, and most are now extinct in the wild.
A managed breeding programme in zoos worldwide to conserve this rich genus has been coordinated by ZSL since 1994. Find out more.
Ornamental Fish in the Brazilian Amazon
Pygmy Sloths in Panama
There is an ever-shrinking group of tiny sloths living on an uninhabited island in Panama. A a team of conservationists from ZSL conducted a thorough population census of the pygmy three-toed sloth living on Escudo Island to build the first picture of how these little-known animals are faring.
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