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Hainan gibbon moving through trees. Image (c) Jessica Bryant

ZSL scientists have used 400-year old records from China to track changes in the distribution of gibbons.

Satellite view of Western Australia (c) NASA US

ZSL scientists have called for collaboration with space agencies to help track biodiversity across the planet.

Porpoise on beach in Wales (c) Rod Penrose CSIP-MEM

A study led by ZSL has found harbour porpoises are struggling to successfully reproduce due to chemical pollutants in European waters.

Great crested newt - image by Mihai Leu

ZSL is urging amphibian owners to help stop the spread of a new species of chytrid fungus which has reached captive newts and salamanders in the...

Male Hihi bird

ZSL research has revealed the importance of single bachelor males in small, threatened populations.

Dr. Monika Bohm works in the Indicators and Assessments Unit at ZSL's Institute of Zoology. She tells us how she was inspired at a young age by a...

Hainan gibbons

A new report outlining the steps needed to save the Hainan gibbon from extinction has been published by a team of scientists led by ZSL.

James Bond hutia (c) Jose Nunez-Mino/The Last Survivors project

Scientists have named a new species of rodent after ornithologist James Bond, who was also the inspiration for the world's most famous spy.

Chacma baboons grooming each other. Image by Alecia Carter.

Baboons in large troops spend more time grooming those with similar dominance rank and boldness to themselves, according to a new study.

Megalomys desmarestii

An extinct group of giant Caribbean rats are giving scientists an insight into the impacts of human activities on island-dwelling species.