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dormouse being held in a hand
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This week, the 1000th hazel dormouse was reintroduced to UK woodlands as part of a collaborative national reintroduction programme. ZSL’s Dr...

elephant with greenery in the background
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A herd of elephants captured the world’s attention this month, as they trekked 500 kilometres across China’s Yunnan province on an unprecedented...

Common dolphin stranded at Branscombe beach

PhD student Mike Williamson used data collected by the ZSL-led Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP) from 1990-2018 on UK stranded...

bottles each named after G7 countries
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Seven reclaimed lemon & lime plastic water bottles will also be joining world leaders at the G7 summit this week, but not on the tables of...

Feather stars in Greenland

Dr Chris Yesson and colleagues explore the wonders of the Greenland seabed ahead of our Science and Conservation Event "Life in the cold..." on...

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New research led by ZSL scientists argues that creating effective rewilding policies, and thus scaling up the use of this conservation concept,...

zookeeper holds baby up to a Gorilla
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Looking for the perfect day out in London with a pre-schooler? Then look no further than London Zoo.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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As Whipsnade Zoo commemorates its 90th birthday, we celebrate the work of one family that, over four generations, has dedicated almost 200 years...

Chalk white lion
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Whipsnade Zoo is celebrating its 90th birthday this year. To mark the occasion, we thought we’d share some facts that might surprise you about the...

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A day in Discovery and Learning at ZSL is never dull! The team tell us all about the exciting sessions for school children, as well as work further afield.

Artefact of the month

Every month, one of the pieces held in ZSL’s Library and at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will feature here as Artefact of the Month.

Wild About

Read testimonials from our Members and extracts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine, Wild About.

Chagos Expedition

The Chagos archipelago is a rare haven for marine biodiversity. Hear from the team about our projects to protect the environments in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).

Asia Conservation Programme

ZSL works across Asia, from the famous national parks of Nepal to marine protected areas in the Philippines. Read the latest updates on our conservation.

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

An Open Access journal for research at the interface of remote sensing, ecology and conservation.