Where Do We Work?
Conservation on the ground and in the field is the core of ZSL's conservation work.
From locating the remaining populations of threatened species to promoting sustainable wildlife-human relations in local communities, our projects address the variety of problems facing wildlife using a wide array of solutions.
Select a region to find out more about our conservation projects.
Africa is the second largest continent on Earth and encompasses a wide range of ecosystems. Issues such as habitat loss, over-hunting, and lack of conservation capacity are some of the obstacles ZSL is working to overcome here.
Asia covers 8.6% of the Earth’s surface and is home to 4 billion people, but also has many endangered species and delicate ecosystems. ZSL’s Asia projects work on the interactions between this huge population and wildlife.
Americas and Oceania
ZSL has two key projects in the Americas. We play a key role in the Partula tree snail breeding project, holding the last remaining individuals of several species. We also work to slow the damage of deadly chytrid fungus on Caribbean amphibians.
ZSL's “Penguin Lifelines” programme investigates threats to Antarctic penguins. We are using long-term monitoring in the field and genetic analysis of penguin feathers to get a complete picture of how populations are changing.
UK and Europe
The landscape of the UK and mainland Europe has altered dramatically over the last few centuries. spreading land-use changes associated with agriculture and urbanisation have caused irreversible shifts offering particular conservation challenges.
Edge of Existence
The EDGE of Existence programme aims to conserve the world's most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species, by doing research and carrying out conservation action to secure their future.
ZSl works to conserve not only vulnerable species, but the habitats and communities they are closely linked to.
Some projects work in the same habitat type in different areas, transferring tools and knowledge between them.
Select a habitat to find out about our related work.
Marine & Freshwater