Helping people and wildlife live better together
We're ZSL - an international conservation charity driven by science, working to restore wildlife in the UK and around the world by protecting critical species, restoring ecosystems, helping people and wildlife live together and inspiring support for nature.
We’ve been building stronger connections to wildlife for 200 years. Through our leading Zoos, our innovative conservation work in the field and through the Institute of Zoology, a centre of research excellence, we are passionate advocates for nature and won't stop until we have created a world where wildlife thrives.
Fighting for our world
From lab to field, hands on and behind the scenes, we’re working at the cutting-edge of conservation identifying species most at risk and finding practical solutions that have real impact.Discover more
Deepening understanding and knowledge of the natural world through scientific research, and acting now to reduce disease and decline while empowering a healthier future for wildlife, people and the planet.Discover more
Collaborating with communities big and small, on the ground and around the world, to help people and wildlife live better together.Discover more
Bringing people closer to nature, inspiring love and care for wildlife at all levels and growing a movement of conservationists.Discover more
Stand up for nature
Climate change and human activity have pushed our precious planet to its limit causing devastating habitat and species loss. When nature loses, we all do.
Urgent action to help people and wildlife live better together, is the only way to save the natural world we love and depend upon. We believe nature can recover - that’s where ZSL comes in, and where you can play your part.
Making a difference for wildlife
Together we have the power to restore wildlife globally. We are collaborating with communities, conservationists and scientists across the world to make a meaningful impact for wildlife everywhere. Our insight and evidence-based approach achieves positive change and powers sustainable solutions that work for wildlife, people and the planet.
Find out more about ZSL
The Institute of Zoology (IoZ) is a world-renowned research centre working at the cutting edge of conservation science.Discover more
From investigating the health threats facing animals to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction.Discover more
From locating the remaining populations of threatened species to promoting sustainable wildlife-human relations in local communities, our projects address the variety of problems facing wildlife using practical solutions.Discover more
We're working on over 50 conservation projects around the globe. Many of these projects are specifically focussed on one highly threatened species.Discover more
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Gifts for wildlife lovers
Every purchase through the online shop directly supports ZSL. You help to fund our science and conservation projects and allow us to look after the animals in our care at our conservation Zoos.