Latest Blogs from Conservation

A pile of ivory tusks
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Chris Gordon, ZSL Kenya Country Manager, blogs about Kenya’s plan to burn its seized ivory and rhino horn to remove it from the illegal trade...

African Elephant Benin Pendjari NP
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Following a seizure of ivory, a suspected illegal trader has been sentenced to imprisonment and ordered to pay fines.

Octopus fishers on the beach, Mozambique
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Melita Samoilys describes the exciting re-opening of the first community-managed temporary reserve for octopus in Quiwia village, Mozambique.

Snared Sumatran tiger
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Fourteen “Wildlife Deals” have been agreed to save iconic species at the Save Wildlife (Act Now or Game Over) Conference at The Hague.

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ZSL EDGE Fellow, Dusan Jelic, who studies the olm in Croatia, spoke to the BBC about this rare and unusual amphibian.

Oil palm plantation

Our need for food is always on the increase – how can we grow enough and still allow space for nature? Alexis Hatto looks at the issues.

Grey seal swimming

We've received more than 1,000 Thames marine mammal sightings from the public. Jo Barker reveals the most common species and the London hotspots...

Mangroves in Brgy Agustin Navarra, Ivisan, Capiz
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Rona Joy Loma, from ZSL's mangrove team, updates on their work in the Philippines.

Virunga National Park

As the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee comes to a close in Bonn, Germany, ZSL’s Dr Noëlle Kümpel reflects on the progress and...

This tapir was captured on camera trap during Chris' study of wildlife around oil palm plantations.

New research shows consumers are willing to pay more for sustainably produced palm oil.

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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.

Asia Conservation Program

Get the latest on ZSL's conservation work in Asia.

B.U.G.S Blog

Find out more about life in our B.U.G.S exhibit

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

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

ZSL London Zoo

A blog for lovers of ZSL London Zoo. Bringing you amazing animal facts and exclusive access to the world's scientific oldest zoo.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Discover more about the UK's biggest zoo with our fun blog posts!

Discovery and Learning in the Field

Join the ZSL Discovery and Learning team as they venture out of the zoo and in to the wild.


Catch up on our latest Conservation Blogs

Arts and Culture

Follow the latest news on ZSL’s Arts & Culture projects at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, and ZSL’s conservation work through the lens of the Arts.


ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's elephant keepers give an insight into the daily goings on in the elephant barn.

Tiger conservation

Read about conservation of tigers in Asia.

Videographer Blog

One man is boldly going where no other ZSL videographer has gone before - the land of Mountain Chicken Frogs.

Wild Science

From the field, to the lab, catch up with the scientists on the cutting edge of conservation biology at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology.

Wildlife Wood Project Cameroon

The Wildlife Wood Project has been working in Cameroon since 2007 to encourage better wildlife management in logging concessions.

Penguin expedition blog

Updates from penguin conservation expeditions to Antarctica

Amur Leopard

Amur leopard conservation blog

Baby Giraffe Diaries

Meet ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's latest (and leggiest) arrival, a baby giraffe!

Biodiversity and Palm Oil

Follow the ZSL Biodiversity and Palm Oil team, based in Bogor, Indonesia.

Chagos Expedition

The Chagos marine reserve, designated in 2010 and currently the world’s largest no take marine reserve, is a sought-after spot for marine research.

Tsaobis Baboon Blog

Follow ZSL conservationists studying desert baboons in Namibia.