Illegal wildlife trade crisis

Black Rhino

In recent years the impact of illicit wildlife trade on species has reached unprecedented levels.

This trade, linked to global criminal gangs and terrorist groups is estimated to be worth over $10billion annually and represents a threat to the very existence of some of our best loved species.

Urgent action is needed to face this crisis, to help countries control poaching on the ground as well as to take steps to reduce the demand in countries like China, Thailand and Vietnam that is ultimately driving the demand for wildlife and wildlife products. ZSL is already active in fighting wildlife crime through our global conservation projects (Read More)

Stony Coral Colony

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Forest Elephant

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Amur leopard

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Sumatran tiger - Sembilang National Park

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Filming seahorses in the Caribbean

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Black Rhino

ZSL works with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to protect flagship species...

Elephants in Tsavo

SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool) is a program of best practices...

The Duke of Cambridge arrives at ZSL and is met by Ralph Armond and Sir Patrick Bateson.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge joined the United for Wildlife organisations at a...