ZSL Fellowship

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Become a Fellow from only £48 a year

For almost 200 years, Fellows have been vital to ZSL’s vision for a world where wildlife thrives. Over two centuries, ZSL’s work to protect wildlife has been underpinned by scientific excellence, supported by collaborations with Fellows including Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, and Sir David Attenborough.

Today, our Fellows are a community of thousands. They join to explore global conservation underpinned by world-leading science, and to be inspired by wildlife. Our Fellows choose to become part of our governing body, electing Council Members who work closely with ZSL’s senior leadership team to achieve our strategy and vision.

Apply to be a ZSL Fellow from only £48 and join a distinguished network who are shaping the future of conservation. In return, you will receive exclusive news about ZSL’s Zoos and projects here in the UK, and around the world, from world-leading scientists through newsletters and publications. You will be invited to meet scientists from ZSL and other organisations at events, as well as enjoying unlimited entry to both ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade for you and a family guest.

Join or renew as a ZSL Fellow

With 75% of emergent infectious diseases originating from animals, such as Ebola, HIV-AIDS and now, COVID-19, ZSL's role specialising in wildlife epidemiology has never been more important. Our scientisits have spent decades studying the transfer of disease from wildlife to humans and during this pandemic ZSL continues to positively contribute to global science as a leading voice.

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Please contact Supporter Services on 0344 225 1826 or at fellowship@zsl.org with any questions about ZSL's Fellowship programme. If you would to support ZSL in a different way, please visit our Support ZSL page.

ZSL Fellowship Benefits

By joining as a Fellow, you will be supporting our international work to protect wildlife and global ecosystems.

As a Fellow you will be informed about wildlife through ZSL’s scientific publications and discounts on other publications. In addition to access of expertise and resources including borrowing rights in ZSL’s library, one of the largest zoological collections in the country, and online journals. You will connect with the conservation community through exclusive engagements with our conservationists, keepers and scientists through events, tours and unlimited visits to our two Zoos.

Vitally, you will be engaged with the direction of the society by voting on ZSL matters including the right to stand for Council.

Student Fellowship will support your studies from only £48

Joining as a Student Fellow will give you a unique insight into global conservation programmes. You can take part as a citizen scientist and enjoy exclusive online conservation training. You will also have access to zoological journals, and discounts on symposia, as well as unlimited entry to both of our Zoos.

Your benefits

  • Governance responsibilities including the right to stand for, and electing ZSL's council Members (Trustees)

  • Receive ZSL’s publications including the Fellow exclusive publication, The Zoologist; and Wild About magazine.

  • Discounts on Wiley books at 35% and subscriptions to Animal Conservation at 60%

  • Discounted ticketing for science ticketed lectures and symposia, including our keynote lecture of the year, the Stamford Raffles Lecture

  • Exclusive invitations to Fellow specialist events at our Zoos and with our scientists, conservationists and keepers

  • Borrowing rights in the extensive ZSL Library at Regent’s Park, the largest zoological collection in the country and a great place to study and research

  • Unlimited entry to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoo for you and a family guest, including complimentary car access at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (year round) and off peak car access at ZSL London Zoo

Become a ZSL Fellow 

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Questions?

Please contact Supporter Services on 0344 225 1826 or at fellowship@zsl.org with any questions about ZSL's Fellowship programme.  

If you would like to support ZSL in a different way, please visit our Support ZSL page.

 

Fellowship Terms and Conditions

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ZSL Fellowship events and notifications

During this lockdown, keep engaged with ZSL's work through your exclusive Fellowship events. ZSL Fellows are invited to a range of events throughout the year, representing the breadth of ZSL's activities and offering you the opportunity to connect with ZSL's science, conservation and zoological work.  ZSL Fellows are also offered priority invitations to selected events throughout the ZSL calendar.

To join future events or visit previous ones online email us at fellowship@zsl.org

 

Library Tours

Monday 29 November and 6 December, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, On site at ZSL London Zoo

Join Emma, ZSL's Deputy Librarian, on 29 November and 6 December for an exclusive Fellows’ tour of ZSL’s Library & Archives.  You’ll have a chance to see a selection of historic books, archives and beautiful artworks in this unique collection, and there will be an opportunity to ask our team your burning questions.  Spaces are limited so email library@zsl.org to secure your afternoon slot, and please advise her if you require step free access.

 

Conservation Science on the Korean Peninsula

Tuesday 30 November, 6pm GMT

Join Joshua Powell, a PhD student in the Institute of Zoology and UCL, and a visiting research student at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, as he discusses conservation on the Korean Peninsula, with a particular focus on the region's diverse mammal biota. Joshua will highlight the ecological history of big cats in North and South Korea; new research on trends in the wildlife trade of badgers; and efforts to re-establish a self-sustaining bear population in a country of similar size and human population density as England.

 

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 24 November 2022, Time TBC

Join us as we discuss ZSL's activities and successes from the 2021-2022 financial year.

 

ZSL's Science and Conservation Events

We are delighted to invite all Fellows to join our ZSL Science and Conservation lectures, which are now running online throughout the academic year. The next talk will be in October.

Join future talks or catch up here: zsl.org/IoZYouTube

 

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Please contact Supporter Services on 0344 225 1826 or at fellowship@zsl.org with any questions about ZSL's Fellowship programme.  If you would like to support ZSL in a different way, please visit our Support ZSL page.

 

 

ZSL Fellowship pricing and eligibility

Application for Fellowship is open to those over the age of 18 who can demonstrate:

  • An interest, or involvement in the fields of zoology, biology or a related area
  • Current studies in conservation, zoology, or a related life science or subject
  • Three or more continuous years of commitment to ZSL as a Member
  • ZSL volunteering, past and present, or former ZSL Employment

To apply for ZSL Fellowship, you will need to enclose your application (at least 250 words). Student Fellows and those Student wishing to apply for concession Fellowship will also need to provide a copy of their supporting course documentation. You will receive your Fellowship welcome immediately, however your application will be reviewed by ZSL Council for final approval.

 

Choose your Fellowship

Please note that all applications for Fellowship are subject to the receipt of supporting documentation and final approval by ZSL Council. 

2020 Fellowship pricing for annual subscription, from 1 January 2021

Without Zoo Access

Fellow                                                                   £48

 

With Zoo access

Adult Fellow £152
Concession Fellow * £137
Graduate Fellow (with three years of completing studies) £78
Student Fellow £48

If you were a Fellow with a concession discount prior to 2018, you are still eligible for a much-discounted rate of £78 in 2020
 

 

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Please contact Supporter Services on 0344 225 1826 or at fellowship@zsl.org with any questions about ZSL's Fellowship programme.  If you would like to support ZSL in a different way, please visit our Support ZSL page.

 

 

Honorary Fellows

ZSL Fellows have been at the very forefront of pioneering science, ground-breaking conservation andworld leading animal husbandry for nearly 200 years.  Please find a list below of those who have been awarded ZSL's highest honour, Honorary Fellowship, for their contributions and commitment towards our vision for a world where wildlife thrives. 

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We are privileged to count some of the world’s most respected conservationists amongst our Honorary Fellows including Sir David Attenborough and His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco.

 

ZSL Honorary Fellows

1975 Professor Jean Anthony

1975 Professor Jean Dorst

1977 His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh KG KT 

1984 Professor Ernst Mayr

1988 Professor Milton Thaigo de Mello

1990 Professor Knut Schmidt-Nielson 

1991 His Majesty The Emperor Akihito of Japan

1992 Professor Edward O. Wilson 

1996 Professor John Maynard-Smith FRS

1997 The Hon Miriam Rothschild DBE, FRS 

1998  Sir David Attenborough OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS

1999  Sir Robert May, OM, AC, FRS

2001  Professor Sir Patrick Bateson FRS 

2002  Professor Robert McNeil Alexander CBE, FRS

2002  Dr William Conway 

2003  Professor Sir Brian Follett FRS, DL 

2004  Sir Martin Holdgate CB

2005  Professor Sir John Krebs FRS

2005  Professor Katherine Ralls

2005  Professor Sir Brian Heap CBE, FRS 

2006  Professor Sir John Lawton CBE, FRS 

2007  Professor Sir John Beddington CMG, FRS

2011 Lord Claus Moser KCB, CBE

2012  Dr Desmond Morris

2013  Ken Sims

2019 The Rt Hon Lord Paul 

2020 His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco

2020 Rupert Hambro CBE 

2021 Dr Michael Brambell

2021 Field Marshal Sir John Chapple GCB CBE

 

Become a ZSL Fellow 

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Please contact Supporter Services on 0344 225 1826 or at fellowship@zsl.org with any questions about ZSL's Fellowship programme.  If you would like to support ZSL in a different way, please visit our Support ZSL page.

 

 

Join as a ZSL Patron Fellow today.

Our Patron and Fellowship programmes are designed to complement each other. For supporters who want to be right at the heart of all areas of ZSL, you can join as a Patron Fellow.

Not only will you help protect the planet's most threatened species across the world, contribute to conservation and discover our ground-breaking scientific research as it emerges from the field, but you will also enjoy the best of both Patronage and Fellowship at a discounted amount.

Firstly, choose the level of Patronage at which you wish to join and then you can add Fellowship* at no extra cost! You will enjoy all the benefits of Patronage and all the following non-Zoo access benefits of Fellowship (this is because you will receive enhanced Zoo access benefits as part of your Patronage):

  • Governance responsibilities including the right to stand for, and electing ZSL's Council Members (Trustees)
  • Receive ZSL's publications including the Fellow exclusive publication, The Zoologist, and Wild About magazine
  • Discounts on Wiley books at 35% and subscriptions to Animal Conservation at 60%
  • Discounted ticketing for science ticketed lectures and symposia, including our keynote lecture of the year, the Stamford Raffles Lecture
  • Exclusive invitations to Fellow and Speaker receptions before ZSL's monthly scientific lectures and other speciailist events at our Zoos and with our scientists, conservationists and keepers
  • Borrowing rights in the extensive ZSL Library at Regent's Park, the largest zoological collection in the country and a great place to study and research

Please feel free to contact us on 020 7449 6406 or email patrons@zsl.org if you have any questions.

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Details to note:

  • *Eligibility criteria apply for Fellowship. Please check the 'Eligibility and Pricing' information. If you are not currently eligible, you can still join as a Patron, enjoying exclusive access to ZSL, and you will be eligible to add Fellowship after just one year of Patronage.
  • Patron Fellowship starts from £600 or £50 a month
  • You and any eligible named members on your Patronage will become Patron Fellows (adults over the age of 18 only will be eligible as per the Fellowship Byelaws)
  • If you are already a Fellow and want to become a Patron Fellow, your Fellowship will be extended to match the renewal date for your Patronage