Wildlife and people

Mangroves in the Philippines

Fostering sustainable relationships between wildlife and people - people thrive when wildlife thrives.

Human development can only be sustainable if it does not destroy the ecosystems on which people and wildlife depend. Yet, rising population and consumption are placing unprecedented pressures on the planet's support systems.

Preventing species extinctions is an enormous challenge and depends on a sound understanding of the complex interdependencies between people and nature.

We work with communities to secure more sustainable livelihoods in the landscapes and seascapes where we work, and connect people in the UK to nature through local initiatives and by inspiring and informing visitors to our two Zoos.

Net-Works - Nets

Net-Works redesigns global supply chains to create sustainable and scalable...

Indonesia - Road through oil palm landscape

ZSL is working with the palm oil industry in Indonesia to reduce the damage...

Filming seahorses in the Caribbean

ZSL is working to protect seahorses in the Philippines and elsewhere through...

Photograph of EDGE Fellows attaching a camera-trap to a tree

Training aspiring conservationists in developing countries to research and...

Bactrian camel at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The Zoological Society of London's Mongolia-based Steppe Forward Programme (...

Bengal tiger lying down

ZSL helps tigers and elephants to roam safely in India and Nepal

Mozambique beach

The Our Sea Our Life project works with six vulnerable communities to manage...

Greater one-horned rhinos, Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Image (c) ZSL/NTNC/DNPWC

Poaching and habitat loss have left just 2,575 greater one-horned rhinos...

Nepal stockpile burning

Community-based anti-poaching initiatives in Nepal protect tigers, rhinos...

Bushmeat- palm civet

ZSL works to understand and reduce the scale, trends and impacts of hunting...

Thames Eel (European Eel) in bucket

Learn about conserving the Critically Endangered European eel

Dja biosphere reserve eco-guards

ZSL is working with the Cameroonian government’s Conservation Service and...

Lake Ossa - Cameroon

ZSL and partners are working to ensure effective management of the Lake Ossa...

Sumatran tiger - Sembilang National Park

Much of the ZSL Indonesia Field Programme's activities focus on the Sumatran...

Long-eared jerboa

Conserving habitats and species through community-led conservation, research...

Planting mangroves in the Philippines

Building social, economic and environmental resilience through the...