Wildlife back from the brink

Amur tiger in camera trap

Bringing the most threatened species back from the brink of extinction.

In the face of unprecedented biodiversity losses, effective strategies for the conservation of the world's most threatened species are urgently required.

Evidence shows that timely and targeted conservation actiuons can help avoid species extinctions and drive recovery. However, even once recovered, many species remain conservation-dependent, requiring support over decades.

We need to focus on the species most critically in need and find the most appropriate interventions: from reintroductions to managing the spread of disease. We also need to increase scientific and management capacity to achieve more than we could alone and ensure the sustainability of conservation actions.

We will achieve our vision by taking action ourselves and by acting as a conservation catalyst, generating and sharing knowledge with others and empowering them to act. We will focus on species that are Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) and on species classified by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Endangered, Critically Endangered or Extinct in the Wild.

Purple frog

Stop the extinction of the world’s most Evolutionary Distinct and Globally...

Amur tiger in camera trap

WildCats Conservation Alliance is an initiative of the Zoological Society of...

Asian elephant in Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary

ZSL is working in Thailand to conserve iconic species including Asian...

Sumatran tiger - Sembilang National Park

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

setting up a camera trap in a snowy Russian landscape

ZSL has been working to conserve Amur tigers and Amur leopards in the...

Seal survey 2016

ZSL is monitoring Thames marine mammals to better conserve these top...

angel shark on sand

ZSL is working with partners to protect three Critically Endangered species...

Family of cheetah in Tanzania

Large carnivores have been declining globally, and ZSL is working in...

Bengal tiger lying down

ZSL works with communities and governments of Nepal and India to enable...

African elephant

ZSL is working in the last stronghold of West African carnivores and...

Asiatic lions in the Gir

There are approximately 600 Asiatic lions left in the Gir Forest of Western...