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A male hihi, also known as a stitchbird, perched on a branch.

ZSL scientists pioneer new method of monitoring hihi reintroductions by listening in on bird ‘conversations’

Sonneratia alba, Capiz, Philippines

Scientists call on governments to move away from short-term politically driven plans destroying mangrove habitats

Picture of the venomous snake Atheris squamigera taken by Benjamin Tapley in Cameroon

Researchers show that the potency of a snake’s venom depends on what it eats

Alexander Rhodes receiving his award

The ZSL Conservationist of the Year Award is given to an individual who has achieved an outstanding conservation success during a 12-month period...

A red titi monkey on a tree branch

Weird evolution revealed in now-extinct monkey which inhabited Jamaica until a few hundred years ago

Living Planet Report 2016

Humanity and the way we feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies is pushing nature and the services that power and sustain us to the...

chicken frog undergoing biology tests

On 11 October 2018 ZSL’s Institute of Zoology launched a key partnership with the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) and Independent Television News...

Male chaffinch perched on a fence post

Chaffinches are anything but chuffed as leg lesions are found to peak during winter season

Killer whale underwater

In what is being called a ‘killer whale apocalypse’, populations could be halved in just 30 years.

Elephant bird Wide

Madagascar’s giant elephant birds receive bone-afide rethink as ZSL names the species.