Green sea turtle populations are being threatened by habitat destruction and the loss of their nesting beaches.
To protect their habitats, conservationists need to better understand the movement of nesting turtles and their needs. Tracking technologies are very expensive, but experts have successfully trialled a new, low cost, open source technology that was developed by ZSL's Institute of Zoology.
On today's Huffington Post, Louise Hartley from our Conservation Technology Unit blogs about the tech solutions we're using to protect and conserve animals all over the world.
Read the latest Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation blog: What is waveform LiDAR and how can it contribute to ecological research?
ZSL conservationist Anna Saltmarsh on why open rivers and clean waters are vital for migratory fish like the European eel and smelt. #WFMD2016
Today on #EndangeredSpeciesDay learn about ZSL's EDGE of Existence programme, which is helping to protect and conserve some of the most weird and wonderful threatened species.
The EDGE programme focuses on species where limited research has been done or that currently receive little or no conservation attention, so that the future of our most evolutionarily distinct species can be secured.
Since it began in 2007, the programme has trained 58 EDGE Fellows, across 33 countries, to protect and conserve 54 lesser-known species, from the pygmy hippo in Liberia to the Mexican axolotl.
All this week we have been highlighting the work of the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme. Celebrating 25 years of scientific research, the programme seeks to learn why cetaceans, seals, basking sharks and marine turtles strand around the British coastline so more can be learnt about the threats these species face.
If you'd like to keep up to date with CSIP's work, like their Facebook page for regular updates.
Over the last 25 years, the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme have examined some incredible species, helping to shape the future of marine conservation in UK waters. www.zsl.org/csip
In case you missed it on BBC Radio 4, listen again to 'The Power of Cute'.
In this programme zoologist and broadcaster Lucy Cooke explores the science behind our seeming obsession with all things cute, including a trip to ZSL London Zoo to meet Edward the baby sloth. But what does it mean for the conservation of 'less cute' creatures?
Since the inception of the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme in 1990, data on over 12,000 stranded cetaceans have been recorded in the UK.
Nearly 3,500 necropsies have been carried out, producing one of the world’s largest research datasets on strandings and the causes of mortality of dolphins, whales and porpoises: www.zsl.org/csip
Data from the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme shows that mass stranding events are not as rare as you might think. www.zsl.org/csip.