Asia

Chinese Giant Salamander

Asia is the world’s largest continent, with natural landscapes ranging from the Himalayas and the great boreal forests of Eastern Russia to the vast expanses of the Mongolian Steppes to the tropical jungles and islands of South East Asia. Asia includes some of the greatest river systems in the world, and its marine habitats stretch from the highly productive waters of the northern Pacific to the great biodiversity of the Coral Triangle. Asia is also a continent of immense change. Its human population has virtually quadrupled over the past 100 years and Asia is now home to more people than all the other continents combined. It includes the great economies of China and India, with Indonesia not far behind, and so the impacts on Asia’s natural heritage are both great and rapid.

ZSL works across Asia, from the famous national parks of Nepal to marine protected areas in the Philippines, protecting top ‘umbrella’ species such as greater one-horned rhinos, tigers and sharks, and EDGE species like Bactrian camels, Asian elephants, pangolins, the Chinese giant salamander and the Hainan gibbon. While our work in protected areas is more vital than ever, we also work with people from local communities to international corporations, ensuring that human impacts are sustainable and that people are able to coexist with nature in an ever more crowded world.

Red slender loris

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

ZSL works with partners and communities in Nepal to protect endangered...

Net-Works - Nets

Net-Works tackles the growing environmental problem of discarded fishing...

Indonesia - Road through oil palm landscape

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

Filming seahorses in the Caribbean

ZSL is working to protect seahorses in the Philippines and elsewhere through...

Griffon Vulture

Conservation science, captive breeding, and community education allow us to...

Amur leopard

In order to support the remaining wild Amur leopards, ZSL manages the Global...

KKWRC - Newborn Nubian Ibex

ZSL has a contract with the Saudi Wildlife Authority (SWA) to run a captive...

Amur tiger in camera trap

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

Bengal tiger lying down

Working to protect the Bengal tigers of Southern Nepal, in the Chitwan-Parsa...

Amur leopard

ZSL is working as part of ALTA and with partners in the Russian Far East to...

Black Rhinoceros

ZSL is working with Social Finance, the United Nations Development Programme...

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...

Chinese Giant Salamander

ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Programme has been working to protect this unique...

Long-eared jerboa

Surveying the diverse and unique wildlife of this region and building up a...

Planting mangroves in the Philippines

Building social, economic and environmental resilience through the...

The Ganges River Dolphin

The Ganges river dolphin is in need of protection, so ZSL is studying their...