How you can help

We’d love you to join us in protecting Mother Thames.

From helping monitor wildlife to simply buying a re-usable drinking bottle – there are so many ways that together we can protect this precious habitat for the future.

ZSl Thames conservation

Donate to ZSL

We rely on donations for our conservation work.

give a gift of support 

Volunteer for #MotherThames

Whether you can help for a few hours, days or months, there are a number of projects for you to get involved with throughout the year.

Get involved


Reduce your plastic footprint

Plastic waste often ends up in waterways such as the River Thames, where it’s harmful to wildlife.

Find out how you can help 


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Look out for marine mammals in the Thames

Report your seal, porpoise and dolphin sightings and help us protect them.

Report a sighting

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Our Thames work

ZSL are working with partners and volunteers on a range of projects on and around the Thames

Let's protect #MotherThames

We’d love to hear what #MotherThames means to you.

Share what you love about the River Thames - your thoughts, photos, drawings… anything you can think of – and join us in celebrating wonderful wildlife.

Share on social media using #MotherThames and tag us @officialZSL, or email us.

We can’t wait to hear from you.

Love Mother Thames