Fish and Invertebrates

Chagos barracuda school

Relatively little public attention is focussed on fish and invetebrate species compared to animals like tigers, but they are no less important. These smaller rapidly-reproducing species can also be most likely to be effectively helped by conservation breeding. ZSL's projects range from helping to establish the world's largest Marine Protected area, the Chagos Archipelago, to breeding and reintroducing the UK's red barbed ant.

Project Ocean logo

An innovative and partnership between ZSL and Selfridges, tackling...

Citizen science volunteers being trained in the RMI sampling method on the River Crane

London’s Rivers is a community-based river stewardship project which brings...

kick sampling in the Thames

The smelt is a small predatory fish that smells distinctively of cucumber...

Thames Eel (European Eel) in bucket

ZSL has been working to conserve the declining European eel population for...

Lake Ossa - Cameroon

ZSL and partners are working to ensure effective management of the Lake Ossa...

Wrasse Thames fish

ZSL monitored the ecologically and commercially valuable fish populations in...

angel shark on sand

ZSL is working to protect this critically endangered shark.

Turkish killifish (Aphanius transgrediens)

Fish Net is trying to save fish species on the brink of extinction.

Mitten Crab Thames Invasive Species

Monitoring invasive non-native species in the River Thames.

Fen raft spider

ZSL is working to protect some of the UK’s most endangered insects and...

Planting mangroves in the Philippines

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

Net-Works - Nets

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

Filming seahorses in the Caribbean

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

Partula snails getting ready to be released from ZSL London Zoo

An international conservation programme for the Polynesian tree snails of...

St Paul's Pool Pitcairn

ZSL is working to facilitate sustainable marine resource use, helping to...

Chagos coral reef

Amidst the serious threats to oceans around the globe, Chagos is a rare...