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An ocelot with dinner, caught on camera trap in Panama

A new ZSL study shows camera traps can be used to track the movements of wildlife without having to catch, tag or directly observe them.

Antrozous pallidus bat - Mexico

The biggest library of bat sounds has been compiled to identify bats from their calls in Mexico – a country which harbours many of the Earth's...

Mountain Chicken Frog

Amphibians have been treated in the wild for the first time against the global chytridiomycosis (‘chytrid’) pandemic.

Stranded killer whale, © ZSL

Killer whales are facing the threat of extinction in European waters as a result of lingering toxic chemicals banned as far back as the 1980s,...

Grey reef shark; Chagos; Tagging; Juveniles

New research highlights the need for new approaches to biodiversity monitoring.

Dead stranded seal

ZSL has received new Natural England funding so it can study seal deaths around the English coastline.

The impressive tiger shark

ZSL research may have unearthed secrets of a giant shark that swam the world’s oceans more than two and a half million years ago.

Starlings bathing (c) Josie Latus

Drowning is the mysterious cause of death amongst groups of young common starlings according to a team of scientists led by ZSL.

Mallorcan midwife toads (c) Jaime Bosch

ZSL scientists have made a breakthrough in eradicating a deadly amphibian disease.

Great Barrier Reef (c) WWF

Research by ZSL and WWF has revealed populations of fish critical to human food security are in potentially catastrophic decline.