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Hainan gibbon female with infant. (c) Jessica Bryant

Gibbon study showcases importance of ‘traditional ecological knowledge’

Chinese giant salamander

Overharvesting for luxury food market amongst factors pushing iconic Chinese giant salamander to the brink

Genetic clues reveal origins of killer fungus behind the ‘amphibian plague’

A deadly fungus responsible for the devastation of amphibian populations around the world may have originated in East Asia, new research has found...

Bullfinch

Collaborative 25-year ZSL/BTO study stresses importance of feeding while investigating evolving threats to wild birds

Swabbing a midwife toad

Joint ZSL/Imperial College London study could open up new avenues in our understanding of wildlife diseases

Sperm whale at Skegness

ZSL-led UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme remit also expands to include stranded sharks

A good quality mosquito net fishing catch

First-ever global assessment reveals full scale of the practice and calls for collaborative solutions.

Eurasian lynx at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL-led study argues for change in policy focus to capitalise on potential of rewilding to halt biodiversity loss

Père David’s deer

Scientists use antique museum specimens to trace heritage of extinct-in-the-wild Père David’s deer.

Becki Lawson and Sara Oldfield

Dr Becki Lawson from ZSL’s Institute of Zoology, has been awarded the prestigious Marsh Award.