Latest ZSL Blogs

Forset loss map
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Patterns of twenty-first century forest loss across a global network of important sites for biodiversity.

Black rhino in the Massai Mara, Kenya. Photo: Renaud Fulconis / Awely

Sophie Maxwell, who leads ZSL's Conservation Technology Unit, blogs from the recent Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge event in Washington DC. Photo:...

Speckled wood butterfly
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Stamford Raffles speaker, Jane Hill, blogs about conducting field surveys of butterflies. How can shifting populations indicate climate change?...

Kelp emerging from the water

Did you know that sea kelps are hugely important marine habitats? Or that there may be as much kelp forests in the UK oceans as there is native...

Heather Koldewey with the plastic found washed up on a Chagos beach

Plastic pollution is a huge threat to our oceans. In her blog, ZSL Head of Marine and Freshwater Conservation Programmes Dr. Heather Koldewey...

David Field discusses hedgehog habitat n the ZSL car park

ZSL's Zoological Director David Field blogs on a recent visit by HS2 Ecologists to ZSL London Zoo

African hunting dog

Discover how keepers at ZSL London Zoo are using a 30m zip line to enrich our 14-strong pack of African hunting dogs

Turtle tagging, Principe

Al Davies travels to the island of Príncipe, West Africa, to test a new, cost effective and open source green sea turtle tag.

Decorative title page of the Aurelian, New ed. 1840
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To celebrate National Insect Week, we're taking a look at the natural history of English moths and butterflies

Angel shark duo

Joanna Barker blogs about organising an Angel Shark Conservation Workshop to safeguard the future of three Critically Endangered species.

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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.

Wild About Magazine

Excerpts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine.

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.