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A grey squirrel looks for food in a London park
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Hear from Dr Claudia Martina (UCL & ZSL) on the topic of our next ZSL Science and Conservation Event: Incorporating cognitive behaviour into...

Photograph of a toad sat on a mossy rock
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You may or may not have heard about the mass amphibian decline. It is shockingly large for something so under-reported, and much worse than we...

Bug Ben insect hotel in the Wildlife Garden at ZSL London Zoo
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As other natural habitats shrink, our gardens are becoming more and more important for British wildlife.

A view of snowy mountain tops from the window of a plane
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MRes graduate, and communication consultant, Naomi Berkowitz recently visited Greenland to bring IOZ research on seafloor habitats closer to...

Photo of the team testing the centre of gravity before flight
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Sophia Ellis, MSc student from University of Essex, joined a ZSL expedition to the Turneffe Atoll, Belize to investigate the use of drones for...

Community fieldwork in Haiti, 2007. Copyright Sam Turvey, ZSL
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ZSL & Royal Holloway PhD student Lizzie Jones explores the topic of our next ZSL Science and Conservation Event: challenges and opportunities...

Monni on the podium wearing a beetle shaped hat with smiling onlookers
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Research Fellow Dr. Monika Böhm recalls her first public talk for Soapbox Science and why the initiative is so important in bringing science to...

Wooden nestbox high in the branches of a tree
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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo keeper Claire McSweeney updates us on the first harvest of Mauritius kestrel eggs.

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By Dr Sophie Wynne-Jones

Understanding that nature conservation is intensely political, and unavoidably social, is not...

Adult Mauritius kestrel perch on a branch
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ZSL London Zoo keeper Claire McSweeney gives us a first-hand account of working in the field in Mauritius, helping to boost kestrel populations....

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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.

Working for Wildlife

Ever wondered what a typical day as a zookeeper looks like, or what it's like to be a videographer at ZSL? Now you can find out!

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 Magazine

Read extracts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine, Wild About.

ZSL Shop

Get updates on our latest ranges, be the first to hear about special offers, and find the perfect gift for animal lovers!

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).

Nelson's Island Expedition

ZSL Institute of Zoology researchers are embarking on an exciting fieldwork expedition to Nelson’s Island in the Chagos Archipelago. Throughout the month, the team will share their research and experiences on an uninhabited tropical island!

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.