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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.

Hedgehog

A post mortem carried out by ZSL has, for the first time, identified the human sore throat pathogen in a wild hedgehog.

Hainan gibbon moving through trees. Image (c) Jessica Bryant

ZSL scientists have used 400-year old records from China to track changes in the distribution of gibbons.

Satellite view of Western Australia (c) NASA US

ZSL scientists have called for closer collaboration with space agencies to help track biodiversity across the planet.

Porpoise on beach in Wales (c) Rod Penrose CSIP-MEM

A study led by ZSL has found harbour porpoises are struggling to successfully reproduce due to chemical pollutants in European waters.