We’re leading the future of conservation and biodiversity science, shaping agendas and influencing change to support better life, health and living for people and wildlife.
The Institute of Zoology
The Institute of Zoology (IoZ) is a world-leading research organisation, directly addressing global challenges in conservation science. The IoZ is the research division of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), an international conservation NGO that houses living collections at two major zoos (ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo), runs on-the-ground conservation programmes in >60 countries, and engages with policy makers and practitioners around the world.
As part of ZSL’s global team, we are a community of internationally recognised researchers and students working in conservation science.
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We work on conservation science projects across the globe, protecting critical species, restoring ecosystems and inspiring change.
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ZSL provides unique postgraduate teaching, research and training opportunities. Conservation scientists who have learned and trained at the IoZ are now working in the UK and around the world at the cutting edge of conservation. And we’re helping to build the next generation of conservation science and practitioners.
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ZSL Prince Philip Library and Archives
The Zoological Society of London was formed in 1826, and since that time we have maintained a world-leading library and archive which has helped generations of leading zoologists, scientists and conservationists understand the natural world. The ZSL Prince Philip Zoological Library and Archives contains over 200,000 volumes, 5,000 journals, illustrations and correspondence.
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We have published research in scientific journals and books since 1830.
Our journals include:
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Scientific events and public engagement
Communicating science is an important part of our work. We are in a unique position to engage with over 1.7 million people visiting ZSL’s Zoos annually. Our public engagement activities help us to understand how people relate to the ways in which science can provide solutions to global environmental challenges.
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Public engagement content: Refugia; Scientist in Your Classroom; Soapbox Science (link)
We inspire and inform people about wildlife and its conservation. To find out about our latest research please subscribe to our project updates.
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Climate Change and Conservation
The climate crisis is pushing our planet to its limit, but together we have the power to make a difference.