Wildlife disease

Griffon Vulture

Disease in wild animals is becoming increasingly recognised as an important problem for wildlife conservation. As wild places shrink and human populations expand, grazing animals such as cattle and goats, and domestic cats and dogs, are increasingly found in wild landscapes and even protected areas.  Humans also transport live animals of all kinds around the world for trade purposes.  As a result, diseases such as bovine tuberculosis and canine distemper move easily between wild and domestic animals, and pathogens such as the chytrid fungus responsible for many amphibian declines are spread from one continent to another. (Read More)

Cows in UK field

The Badger Cattle Contact Project was established in 2012 to research...

Mountain chicken frog

Once a traditional dish in Montserrat and Dominica, the mountain chicken...

Two chimpanzees have become the first in the UK to be fitted with special...

Hedgehog

Garden Wildlife Health is a collaborative project that helps to identify and...

Institute of Zoology (IoZ) Logo

Wild animal health has become of increasing interest to non-veterinarians...

Institute of Zoology (IoZ) Logo

This world-class specialist Masters course (with exit points at Certificate...

Stranded killer whale

The CSIP coordinates the investigation of all whales, dolphins and porpoises...

Pit Scanning - Pool Frog

We are developing methods to analyse the risk of disease to interventions,...

Skellig Michael Puffins

ZSL works to protect iconic and threatened bird species.

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...

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...

Male Hihi bird

The Ecology and Conservation of New Zealand’s Hihi: A Case Study for...

KKWRC - Newborn Nubian Ibex

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