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Artwork by Heidi Ma created while trapped in lockdown
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The first of a four-part blog series about the interrelatedness of art and science by Heidi Ma.

IPBES regions from the LPI report

In September WWF published the 2020 Living Planet Report – a report that tracks the status and trends of wildlife populations across the globe,...

Picture of sand lizard

In September 2020 the DRAHS team travelled to Lancashire and to Dorset to carry out health examinations on cohorts of juvenile sand lizards reared...

ZSL researcher observes elephants
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Progressive zoos strive to learn more about the animals in their care. The most reliable way of doing this, is through collecting scientific...

Exmoor Ponies that roam Knepp Estate, West Sussex ©Hayley Carr
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By Will Farren and Henny Schulte to Bühne

The relationship between people and biodiversity is dysfunctional, especially in...

Red-kneed tarantula

Minute technology has long been a staple of spy movies and futuristic scenarios, but only recently has miniaturisation really become the norm in...

Pomacea bridgessi © Emily Watson

The conservation status of the world's freshwater molluscs

By Monika Böhm...

Coral and sponge garden 550m, deep-sea benthic video sled image

by Stephen Long, Chris Yesson & Bridget Sparrow-Scinocca...

UK Swallowtail

On June 14 2020, we are celebrating the second ever World Swallowtail Day, and while we can’t have a traditional celebration this year, we can...

Oni the okapi’s six-month scan
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ZSL's Head of Wildlife Services describes a routine ultrasound that was in fact, anything but routine.

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Careers at ZSL

Our people are our greatest asset and we realise our vision for a world where wildlife thrives through their ideas, skills and passion. An inspired, informed and empowered community of people work, study and volunteer together at ZSL.

ZSL London Zoo

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

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Do you love wildlife? Discover more about our amazing animals at the UK's biggest zoo!


We're working around the world to conserve animals and their habitats, find out more about our latest achievements.


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


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.