Wild Lunch Wednesdays

Wild Lunch Wednesdays give you the opportunity to hear directly from ZSL staff and students, as they describe their fieldwork experiences and discuss the challenges and rewards of working in conservation science.

Throughout February, March and April 2021, we were joined 'live' by viewers from across the world, giving them the opportunity to directly engage with our experts and ask their questions.

You can re-watch all of the events below and also read our follow-up blogs (where we answered some of the audience questions that we didn't have time for!)


Read the follow-up blog for Diving Deep in Greenland.

  • Wednesday 17th FebruaryA passion for Pangolins.  Meet ZSL PhD student Lucy Archer as she describes her fieldwork experiences in the Philippines, trying to learn more about the world’s only scaly mammal, the Pangolin


Read the follow-up blog for A passion for Pangolins.

Watch 'Wild Dogs, Lions and Me'

Read the follow-up blog for Wild Dogs, Lions and Me.

  • Wednesday 17th March - Wildlife gems in UK waters.  Meet ZSL marine conservationist Celine Gamble as she takes us into the field closer to home, exploring the coastline and oyster beds of Great Britain.  


Read the follow-up blog for Wildlife gems in UK waters.

  • Wednesday 31st March - Shark Tales.  Meet ZSL scientist David Curnick and hear about his experiences in the Indian Ocean researching sharks! With blue seas and sandy beaches, carrying out fieldwork here sounds like paradise, but it’s hard work too!  

Watch 'shark tales'

Read the follow-up blog for Shark Tales.

  • Wednesday 14th April - Championing Dwarf Geckos in Colombia.  Meet Colombian biologist Liliana Saboyá Acosta, a former ZSL EDGE Fellow who continues to work closely with ZSL, helping to conserve the tiny and enigmatic Colombian Dwarf Gecko.  

Watch 'Championing dwarf geckos in Colombia'

Read the follow-up blog for Championing Dwarf Geckos in Colombia.


Read the follow-up blog for Tigers in Nepal.


Further information:

  • These interactive online events were livestreamed to our YouTube channel, which can be found here: zsl.org/IoZYouTube.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you don't miss out in the future!

  • Before attending live events, viewers are asked to read our Code of Conduct here: PDF icon Code of Conduct at ZSL Online Events (90.41 KB)

  • These live events ran (fortnightly) from 12.30 - 1.00pm, and were recorded - making them available to watch on our YouTube channel afterwards. 

  • There was no charge for these events, and no need to register in advance to watch the livestream.

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