The call for proposals for the 2023-2024 programme of Science and Conservation Events is now open!


An essential part of ZSL’s work is facilitating communication and engagement between scientists, conservationists and the public through the Science and Conservation events programme. The programme aims to:

  • Create opportunities for mutual learning and collaborative working 
  • Improve understanding of science and conservation as solutions to global challenges
  • Raise ZSL’s profile as a world leading centre of excellence for conservation science
  • Build trust in, and generate support for ZSL
  • Embed a culture of public engagement with science across ZSL

Ultimately, we want to inform people about wildlife and conservation, and inspire them to care or take action that protects its future. We want to enable our science and conservation professionals to share insights that benefit wildlife, people and the environment. 

This programme provides a platform for our researchers to highlight the contribution that ZSL makes to a range of topics through our science and conservation work. 

Format of Events

We will continue with a hybrid programme of online and in-person events, tailoring each to their appropriate format. A variety of event formats will allow us to build on connections with local communities and scientific institutions, and strengthen accessibility for online audiences. The events will be held on the second Tuesday of the month between October – May (not necessarily one each month), from 6-7:30pm. They are open to all at no charge. 

All further information can be found in the proposal form.

Download our Proposal form for a ZSL Science and Conservation event

Please email your proposal by Friday 4 August 2023 to Harriet McAra at

Proposals will be reviewed by a selection panel, and the final decision will be made in August 2023. If you have any queries or would like to discuss an event prior to submitting, please get in touch.