Wild Lunch Wednesdays

14 Apr 2021 12:30 - 13:00

Do you miss being able to explore the great outdoors?  Looking for a way to escape the winter blues?  

Join us on Wednesday lunchtimes (fortnightly throughout February, March and April) as we venture (virtually!) into the field with our ZSL scientists and conservationists.

Watch the next event here

Each week, we’ll explore a new location and hear first-hand accounts of the highs and lows of life in the field, giving you the opportunity to ask questions along the way.  

From studying large carnivores in Eastern Africa to working onboard a research vessel in Greenland, hiking through dense undergrowth in the forests of the Philippines to braving the elements along the UK coastline, our experts have plenty of wild tales to share with you!

We would like to include your questions for our experts during each event!  Please submit your questions before the event by emailing them to scientific.events@zsl.org with the event title in the Subject line.  Or, on the day, ask a question live here: https://pigeonhole.at/1826   Please be aware we may not be able to answer all questions.

  • 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.  Ask Lili about her fieldwork experiences in Colombia, what makes this small reptile so special, and how she finds geckos in the leaf litter of the forest floor… when they're only a couple of centimetres long!

  • Wednesday 28th April - Tigers in Nepal.  Meet ZSL conservationist Pawan Gautam, as he describes his fieldwork experiences in the national parks and surrounding areas of western Nepal.  Ask Pawan about his encounters with Bengal tigers, how wildlife and people can live side by side, and what he enjoys most about work in this diverse and beautiful landscape.


Watch previous events in the series

Wendesday 3rd  February - Diving deep in Greenland.  Meet ZSL scientist Chris Yesson and hear about his fieldwork, studying the deep sea floor in Greenland, as he describes close-encounters with icebergs and reveals how he studies what's at the bottom of the sea without getting his feet wet!


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.

Wednesday 3rd MarchWild Dogs, Lions and Me.  Meet ZSL scientist Rosie Woodroffe as she describes her fieldwork experiences working with large carnivores in East Africa.  

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.


Please read the following information carefully:

  • These interactive online events will be 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!

  • Before attending this event, please ensure you have read our Code of Conduct here: PDF icon Code of Conduct at ZSL Online Events (90.41 KB)

  • The events will run from 12.30 - 1.00pm, and will be recorded and available to watch on our YouTube channel afterwards. 

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

Further Information

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