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Welcome to the ZSL Media Centre

ZSL (Zoological Society of London) is an international conservation charity working to create a world where wildlife thrives. From investigating the health threats facing animals to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, ZSL is committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Our work is realised through our ground-breaking science, our field conservation around the world and engaging millions of people through our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. 

The press office is here to help with any media enquiries relating to ZSL, from facilitating filming and photography to putting you in touch with one of our world-leading conservationist, science experts, zookeepers or vets for interviews or comment.

We are always happy to discuss all ideas and make recommendations, so please direct any media queries to a member of the press team – all of our contact details are outlined below.

If you are an agent representing a media personality who would like to support a ZSL campaign, event or project, we'd love to hear from you. Please email the relevant member of the team below, depending on what they would like to work with us on.

For more information on ZSL please download the ZSL press pack here.

ZSL’s iconic Zoos and historic venues have made perfect backdrops for many films, photography shoots and television programmes. Commercial film shoots incur a location fee, and if you are looking to use any of ZSL’s venues or locations, seeking to reproduce a ZSL-owned image or conduct research for a project that is not about the work of ZSL, please email CommercialFilming@zsl.org.

Please note: the ZSL Press Office is unable to assist with general queries. For information on Zoo opening times, booking tickets and experiences, please email generalenquiries@zsl.org.

 

Meet the ZSL Media Team

Urgent out-of-hours Enquiries

Please note that only calls will be responded to. The text message/whatsapp inbox is not manned for this number.

 

Rebecca Blanchard 

Media Manager
Rebecca.Blanchard@zsl.org

  • 07889 043 843

Rebecca oversees the ZSL press office and ZSL’s consumer publications.

Please get in touch with any queries relating to ZSL, media partnerships with ZSL, broadcast projects and documentaries or if you'd like to find out more about ZSL’s supporter publications, Wild About and The Zoologist or Annual Report and Accounts. 

 

Tina Campanella

Senior Press Officer - ZSL London Zoo
Tina.Campanella @ zsl.org

  • 07890 039 161

Tina looks after media activity for ZSL London Zoo, covering new exhibits to new arrivals, and everything in between.

If you have a request about the Zoo or our animals, would like to find out more about ZSL London Zoo's special events, or would like to do some filming with a zookeeper or conservationist, please contact Tina.

 

Kate John

Senior Press Officer - ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
kate.john@zsl.org 

  • 07890 039 169

Kate looks after media activity for ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, and can answer queries about our animals, conservation projects and special events. 

If you’ve got a media request for ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, would like to do some filming about our work or projects at Zoo or simply have a question that you think we can help with, please don't hesitate to contact Kate. 

 

Charlotte Raynsford

Press Officer - Science and Conservation
Charlotte.Raynsford@zsl.org

  •  07890 039 163

Charlotte manages media activity for ZSL's scientific research centre, the Institute of Zoology, and our field conservation projects. If you're looking for world-leading science and conservation experts to provide commentary or share their knowledge and views on the issues affecting wildlife - on topics ranging from biodiversity loss to epidimiology - Charlotte will be able to help.

 

Stephanie Deas

Press Officer - Fundraising and Commercial
Stephanie.Deas@zsl.org

  •  07890 039 164

Stephanie looks after all media for ZSL’s charitable activities – from our packed schedule of fundraising events to appeals and campaigns.

Stephanie also manages media activity for ZSL’s catering, retail outlet, online shop, and all experiences at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, including overnight stays, Keeper for a Day and Friendly Spider Programme. Please get in touch if you have a media query about these.

 

Jonathan Kemeys

Publishing Officer
Jonathan.Kemeys@zsl.org

Jonathan is managing editor of ZSL’s consumer publications. Please get in touch for queries about ZSL’s magazine and guidebooks, or any other publication ideas.

Jonathan is also managing editor for The Zoologist, ZSL’s Fellows’ newsletter and compiles ZSL’s Annual Reports and Accounts. 

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The ZSL press office is here to help, please get in touch with any one of us. If you have an image request for ZSL, or need information on carrying out any media activity at ZSL, just drop us a line.

 

 

 

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OFFICE HOURS

The press office is open from 9.00-5.30 Monday to Friday.

For urgent out-of-hours enquiries email Press.office@zsl.org or call 07889 043 843.

 

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