ZSL Annual Review 2005-06
Monday 3 July 2006
2005-06 proved to be a highly successful year for ZSL as the society celebrated success in international animal conservation, scientific research programmes, breeding of endangered animals and educational projects.
Growth in financial strength was also bolstered during 2005 with revenue from the website, retailing, catering and business development operations all up on last year.
This year’s report has tried to give greater insight into some of our most exciting conservation programmes – a difficult task given there are so many. However some of the key successes include the halting of the construction of the Perevoznaya oil terminal on the Amur Bay, the reintroduction of Przewalski horses to Mongolia and the release of ZSL bred field crickets to three key sites in the UK.
2005 also marked the fifth year of our partnership with the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge. This successful collaboration with our Institute of Zoology has generated numerous programmes of research and continues to influence policy in some of the world’s
leading conservation fields.
At Regent’s Park we opened another two new-look enclosures. Our Meet the Monkeys exhibit and our African Bird Safari take us another step closer to achieving our vision to make it possible for visitors to ZSL London Zoo to see animals without the need for bars or barriers.
The work continues apace, with important new developments lined up for both our sites.
None of these achievements would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of ZSL staff and volunteers and the continued support of our Fellows, friends and supporters, for which we are truly grateful.
We look forward to the continued progress of our activities in 2006 to ensure that the world’s wildlife not only survives, but also thrives for future generations.