The evidence has never been clearer: humanity is pushing the planet to its limits. Earth faces a multitude of threats today, from habitat loss, to climate change and overexploitation.
Discover the findings of the 2016 Living Planet report, released today by WWF and the Zoological Society of London.
Global wildlife populations are on course to decline by 67 per cent by 2020.
Today WWF and ZSL released the 2016 Living Planet Report, which shows clearer than ever that human activities are putting nature and wildlife at risk.
In a sea of incredible creatures we can all be ocean optimists, even when faced with very real conservation challenges. For years ZSL has been making huge progress, working for the safety and protection of marine life, success that could not be possible without help.
In her first TedTalk our fantastic conservationist, Dr. Heather Koldeway shares how working together to find solutions in marine conservation is certainly a reason for ocean optimism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp5Ccer5NM8
How smart are fish, really? The idea of fish as creatures with no intelligence and a 30 second memory needs to be challenged if we are to protect and conserve them. Come and join the discussion in our free panel debate as we explore the complex world of fish and get to know the value of the traditional knowledge passed down from the world’s anglers.
Pangolins are covered tip to tail in tough scales and have sticky tongues sometimes longer than their entire body! They are incredible but very rare creatures, in fact, they are the world’s most trafficked mammals and we’ve been fighting for their protection. Can you watch this video without falling in love with pangolins too?
Did you know the domestic ivory market in Britain persists today and every fifteen minutes one African elephant is killed for their tusks?
Join us for our free event where speakers from organisations including Stop Ivory, Save the Elephants and the Wildlife Conservation Society will discuss the ivory trade and define the steps the UK Government needs to take in order to fulfil their manifesto commitment and help protect elephants in the wild.
It’s International Sloth Day! Did you know we're working to protect the smallest sloth in existence by teaming up with sloths twice their size at ZSL London Zoo?
With only around 100 pygmy sloths thought to be left in the wild they are critically endangered and conservation including tracking their movements and behaviour is crucial to their survival.
It's a process made possible with special technology first tested with our two-toed sloths at ZSL London Zoo. Find out more from behind-the-scenes of our pygmy sloth conservation work:
Over the past two years, ZSL has been studying a curious fish that smells of cucumber called the smelt with the help of our amazing citizen scientists. WATCH:
The okapi is a slightly smaller, shyer, equally beautiful cousin of the giraffe that lives deep within the dense forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
It was first discovered by the western world by a ZSL fellow in 1901, in the very same spot where it was first caught on camera over 100 years later. Since then we have put together the first ever long term conservation strategy to protect this wonderfully peculiar species, and today we’re celebrating all of these firsts, on the first ever #WorldOkapiDay!
Help us celebrate and find out more from our work to protect this fantastic creature:
Did you know the Thames Estuary is home to a number of marine mammals such as harbour seals, grey seals, harbour porpoises and pilot whales?
Next time you're on the river's edge and spot one of these beautiful animals, report it using our online interactive map so ZSL conservationists can continue to protect these charismatic creatures: http://sites.zsl.org/inthethames/