Asia

Chinese Giant Salamander

Asia is the world’s largest continent, with natural landscapes ranging from the Himalayas and the great boreal forests of Eastern Russia to the vast expanses of the Mongolian Steppes to the tropical jungles and islands of South East Asia. Asia includes some of the greatest river systems in the world, and its marine habitats stretch from the highly productive waters of the northern Pacific to the great biodiversity of the Coral Triangle. Asia is also a continent of immense change. Its human population has virtually quadrupled over the past 100 years and Asia is now home to more people than all the other continents combined. It includes the great economies of China and India, with Indonesia not far behind, and so the impacts on Asia’s natural heritage are both great and rapid.

ZSL works across Asia, from the famous national parks of Nepal to marine protected areas in the Philippines, protecting top ‘umbrella’ species such as greater one-horned rhinos, tigers and sharks, and EDGE species like Bactrian camels, Asian elephants, pangolins, the Chinese giant salamander and the Hainan gibbon. While our work in protected areas is more vital than ever, we also work with people from local communities to international corporations, ensuring that human impacts are sustainable and that people are able to coexist with nature in an ever more crowded world.

Asiatic lions in the Gir

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

Asian elephant in Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary

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

Chinese Giant Salamander

ZSL works to protect the world's largest amphibian

Hainan gibbons

China's Hainan gibbon is the world’s rarest ape, with just 26 left.

Long-eared jerboa

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

Siberian Marmot, Mongolia.

Wildlife trafficking in Mongolia is a serious, yet under-reported problem....

setting up a camera trap in a snowy Russian landscape

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

Amur leopard

In order to support the remaining wild Amur leopards, ZSL manages the Global...

Sumatran tiger - Sembilang National Park

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

Burned and unburned area in Air Hitam Laut, Berbak Sembilang National Park

KELOLA Sendang works to protect a landscape ten times the size of London....

Indonesia - Road through oil palm landscape

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

Temminck’s ground pangolin. Picture: Scott and Judy Hurd

Pangolins are now thought to be the world’s most illegally trafficked wild...

Planting mangroves in the Philippines

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

Net-Works - Nets

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

Philippine fisherfolk

ZSL’s eel project in the Philippines is all about tackling threats to...

Filming seahorses in the Caribbean

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

ZSL protects Nepal's iconic species from severe threats.

Nepal stockpile burning

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

Bengal tiger lying down

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

Griffon Vulture

Halting catastrophic declines in India and Nepal's iconic vulture species....

Gharial

The gharial is an unmistakable, Critically Endangered crocodile

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...

Drawing of Cinereous vulture, Aegypius monachus, in Volume 1 birds p. 4 of Brian Houghton Hodgson manuscripts of Nepal and India.

ZSL has published the National Red List of Nepal's Birds, a full account of...

Amur tiger in camera trap

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

Black rhino

ZSL is working with key partners to create an impact bond to help secure the...

Sand gazelles

Conservation breeding and science in Saudi Arabia.

Red slender loris

The Red Slender loris is on the brink of extinction and is the focal point...