Become a Wildlife Champion

Wildlife Champions - Champion Global Conservation

Become a Wildlife Champion!

Around the world wildlife is fighting for survival, facing threats such as climate change, habitat loss, illegal wildlife trade and conflict with humans.

ZSL is working for wildlife, protecting and conserving animals and their habitats in more than 50 countries. You too can champion wildlife by giving just £3 a month.

 

 

 

Areas you can Champion:

Wildlife Champions - Champion Asiatic Lions

Animals Under Threat - Asiatic Lions

Asiatic lions were once found right across the Middle East and northern India, from the Mediterranean to the Bay of Bengal. Now only 500 survive only in India’s Gir Forest.

You could support work to protect their future and receive a limited edition Asiatic lion Champion pack.

 

Wildlife Champions - Champion Animals on the Edge of Extinction

Animals Under Threat- on the Edge 

Help us ensure a future for those animals most at risk of disappearing forever. Animals like the pangolin, the world’s most illegally trafficked mammal which is being hunted to extinction for its scales and meat.

 

Wildlife Champions - Champion new solutions to global problems

Conservation Technology

From satellite enabled cameras, that can survive an Antarctic winter, to new software for the reporting of illegal wildlife trade, technology can help protect the future of our natural world. Help us champion a tech revolution for wildlife.

 

 

Become A Wildlife Champion

  • Choose the area you wish to champion.
  • Choose how much you want to give, from just £3 a month.
  • Receive your champions welcome pack and a host of benefits!  

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Buy as a gift

Wildlife Champions Limited Edition Asiatic Lions Pack

Champions will receive regular updates on their chosen area, our Wild About magazine 3 times a year and a Champion supporters pack!

If you have any questions please contact us on 0344 225 1826.

Join the pride!

Wildlife Champions - Champion Asiatic Lions

Asiatic lions are clinging to survival in one small isolated forest area of Western India. At the top of the food chain apex predators like Asiatic lions play a crucial role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, even protecting plant life by keeping down the population of grazing animals. Their loss therefore could not only be a tragedy in itself but could create a cascade of harmful effects through the entire habitat. 

Join the ZSL pride to help ensure a future for Asiatic lions and receive a limited edition Asiatic lion champion pack.  

How ZSL is working for Asiatic lions:

  • Rapid response teams: ZSL is working with local partners to support Asiatic lion conservation in the Gir and surrounding areas, where 500 Asiatic lions live. This includes training and equipping rapid response teams to rescue and rehabilitate injured lions. 
     
  • New technology: Simple technology such as GPS units and hand held electronic devices can help to ensure effective patrols of the protected Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. Just £40 could provide a GPS unit to help track and monitor lions. 
     
  • Working with Sakkarbaug Zoo: Sakkarbaug Zoo is located in Gujarat and has a population of Asiatic lions. ZSL will train their staff in best practices in animal care and breeding. With just £400 we could even fly a lion keeper from Sakkarbaug Zoo in Gujarat to London for special lion care training. 
     
  • ZSL London Zoo’s Land of the Lions: ZSL’s two zoos play a central role in educating the public on conservation issues and supporting global conservation breeding, ensuring a ‘safety net’ against extinction and protecting the genetic viability of species. ZSL’s new Land of the Lions exhibit will inspire our visitors and also supports an international breeding effort.

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Wildlife Champions Limited Edition Asiatic Lions Pack

You will receive a limited edition Asiatic lion Champion pack, which will include information on these amazing animals and their habitat as well as postcards, badges, stickers and a fold-up lion friend. 

You will also receive a ZSL Wild About magazine three times a year and regular email updates on our work. 

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Asiatic lion and two cubs

Become a Wildlife Champion

Help us work for animals like the Asiatic lion.

India's Lions

Asiatic lion in chickpea field

Asiatic lions are a subspecies of lions which are slightly smaller than their African counterpart. While they were once found right across the Middle East and northern India by the beginning of the 20th century they had been hunted so intensively that approximately only 20 remained. 

Today, conservation efforts mean that numbers have recovered to the point that there are now just over 500 lions ranging across an area of Western India. Yet there is still more to be done to ensure their continued survival. 

Help ZSL work for those animals on the edge of extinction

Wildlife Champions - Champion Animals on the Edge of Extinction

Poaching, habitat loss and illegal wildlife trade are pushing wildlife to the very edge. We are losing amazing animals such as pangolins and rhinos, which are hunted and traded in their millions. 

We won’t give up on wildlife and you too can help us protect threatened animals like the pangolin. 

How ZSL is working for animals under threat of extinction:

  • Stopping the extinction of the world’s most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species. The EDGE of Existence programme highlights and protects some of the most unique and wonderful species on the planet.
     
  • Habitat protection. Often, the best way to protect a species is to conserve its habitat. 
     
  • Tackling illegal wildlife trade. Each year millions of animals are victims of the illegal wildlife trade. Pangolins are particularly threatened, with an estimated 100,000 being illegally traded each year. 
     
  • Conservation Breeding. The careful and coordinated population management of a range of animal species through breeding programmes helps to secure genetically healthy populations and can protect against extinction. 
     
  • Education. Through our education programmes ZSL is inspiring future conservation leaders, helping to ensure the next generation care for our natural world. 

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Wildlife Champions Animals Under Threat Pack

You will receive a Champion pack, which includes project case studies, tips for championing wildlife every day, badges, postcards and a fold-up pangolin friend!

You will also receive a ZSL Wild About magazine three times a year and regular email updates on your chosen area. 

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Chinese giant salamander

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Join our champion community and help us work for wildlife.

The Most Illegally Traded Mammal

Pangolin on a tree hugging a branch.

Say hello to the pangolin, a prehistoric mammal with scales, which is fighting for its survival. 

Each year approximately 100,000 pangolins are trafficked to China or Vietnam, where their meat is considered a delicacy and their body parts are used in traditional medicine. 

ZSL is championing pangolins through on-the ground conservation work and raising awareness to combat the demand for their body parts. 

 

 

Help us lead a tech revolution for wildlife!

Wildlife Champions - Champion new solutions to global problems

Global wildlife is in decline and new solutions are needed to combat threats such as climate change and recent increases in illegal wildlife trade. 

From satellite enabled cameras to new software for the reporting of illegal wildlife trade, technology can help protect the future of our natural world. 

How ZSL is using technology for wildlife

  • Camera traps. A wildlife camera trap is a camera that is set up in such a way that any approaching animal will automatically trigger the capture of photos or video sequences. These are used to help to understand species’ habitats, distribution and behaviour. 
     
  • Satellite controlled cameras. Instant Detect (ID) is a camera trap system that uses satellite technology so captured images can be sent in real-time from virtually anywhere in the world. It is being used to help tackle poaching of endangered species by providing an early warning system for rangers, in addition to remote wildlife monitoring.
     
  • Animal tracking devices. Radio collars and tracking devices help us to understand animal behaviour and movement patterns. 
     
  • Developing new anti-poaching Monitoring and Reporting tools. As those involved in the illegal capture and trade in wildlife become increasingly sophisticated, new tools are needed to combat the illegal killing of animals.  

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Wildlife Champions Conservation Technology Pack

You will receive a Champion pack, which includes project case studies, tips for championing wildlife every day, badges, postcards and a fold-up penguin friend!

You will also receive a ZSL Wild About magazine three times a year and regular email updates on your chosen area. 

Sign up now

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Have you become a Wildlife Champion already? Download the placard and share why you champion wildlife: PDF icon Wildlife Champions Conservation Technology Placard (938.9 KB)

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BECOME A WILDLIFE CHAMPION

Join our champion community to help develop cutting-edge technology that will make a real difference for wildlife...

INSTANT UNDERSTANDING, IT’S IN YOUR HANDS!

Elephants are caught on an Instant Wild camera

At the forefront of Conservation Technology is the use of camera traps, which automatically take images or video sequences when an animal approaches. ZSL’s Instant Wild app and website provide the public with an opportunity to view images from our own cameras and even help us identify species. 

Traditionally cameras traps have relied on mobile networks or physical collection of the memory cards from cameras; methods which have proved difficult in places which are hard to access year-round or have limited GSM coverage.

With support from Google, ZSL has overcome this problem by the development of the first satellite enabled camera traps. Instant Detect is a satellite-enabled camera trap system that is used as an alerting system for wildlife rangers, supporting anti-poaching projects and monitoring wildlife in extremely remote locations.

 

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