New blog post: Brian O’Connor, Programme Officer for the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, explores how Earth observation, such as satellite imagery, can support biodiversity monitoring.
ZSL's Cetacean Stranding Investigation Programme team attended the stranding of the 29th sperm whale in Europe today.
Carrying out a post mortem examination, and collecting samples for further analysis back at ZSL's Institute of Zoology, the team will try to try to learn more about what has been the cause of one of the largest mass stranding events in the North Sea for decades.
ZSL's Rob Deaville talks on BBC Radio 4 about the "unprecedented" sperm whale strandings over recent weeks:
ZSL is hugely excited to be selected as a Prize Winner in the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge to support the development of our Instant Detect anti-poaching system: https://wildlifecrimetech.org/winners.
Instant Detect is a first-of-its-kind alarm system that has been developed to help tackle the illegal poaching of endangered species through quickly alerting law enforcers to potential threats.
Pangolins, also known as scaly-anteaters, are the most heavily poached and trafficked mammals on the planet. More than a million pangolins are estimated to have been snatched from the wild in the last ten years, and their population is now threatened with extinction.