Long extinct in the wild, a captive-bred herd of Scimitar-horned oryx are back roaming the grasslands of Chad, Central Africa, thanks to a project of the Chadian Government and Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi, in which the Sahara Conservation Fund, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and ZSL are all playing key specialist roles.
So far 23 of the rare species of antelope have been released, the first time captive-bred Scimitar-horned oryx have been released unfenced into their traditional wild environment.
Using our years of commitment to oryx conservation, ZSL’s role is to lead the post-release monitoring in Chad, helped by satellite collars from SCBI and coordinated data exchanges and planning among all the partners.
This is the first of many oryx releases planned. Conservation breeding programmes including ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s herd of Scimitar-horned oryx are providing much-needed genetic diversity to The Environment Agency’s World Herd.
The illegal trade in animal parts, meat and exotic pets is threatening some of our most beloved species.
It’s a global problem, requiring global solutions – and, unless we act now, it may well be too late, writes Craig Bruce, ZSL’s head of Asia conservation programmes.
Have you entered our #WithWildlife competition yet?
Share a photo on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram of your favourite animal using the hashtag #WithWildlife and tag ZSL to be in with a chance of winning an animal experience at ZSL London or ZSL Whipsnade Zoo!
As this year's Olympics draws to a close, why not set yourself your own challenge with our Swim for Wildlife fundraising event this Tuesday.
Taking place at the idyllic Brockwell Lido in Brixton, all funds raised will go towards vital conservation work that protects marine habitats.
This is a traffic jam you wouldn't mind being stuck in.
Captured by ZSL scientist Sarah Durant while surveying cheetahs, lions, leopards, hyenas and more in Tanzania, she said "the elephants were very close to the road and so we stopped to let them pass. The photo was taken as our car was sat, engine off, while the elephants passed by us and headed off into the bush."
Ahead of our panel debate on the implications of Brexit on science and conservation, ZSL Institute of Zoology's Dr Nathalie Pettorelli looks at the challenges facing the conservationists and scientists of the future.
We don't want to imagine a world without tigers. That's why we're working in Indonesia, Nepal and India to protect them. Find out more about ZSL's international conservation work at www.zsl.org/withwildlife
Over 52% of the world’s wildlife has disappeared in the last 40 years. It’s a terrifying statistic.
As an international wildlife conservation charity, ZSL works in over 50 countries around the world to protect wildlife and their habitats. With your support we can do even more. Help us to ensure a future #WithWildlife www.zsl.org/withwildlife
The world’s wildlife is disappearing. ZSL is working around the world to protect the precious wildlife we have left. Help ZSL to ensure we continue to live in a world #WithWildlife. Find out more at www.zsl.org/withwildlife.