Protecting endangered species
We're working with some of the most endangered species on the planet to restore the natural world.
We are always there for wildlife. Whether it's through our cutting-edge science, or inspiring the next generation of conservationists at our Zoo's. We've completed the most comprehensive scientific study of average wildlife populations to shape conservation globally, replanted over one million mangrove trees and rescued pangolins from the clutches of the illegal wildlife trade.
From clouds of Monarch butterflies flying from the trees after their winter hibernation, or 50 million sardines synchronised together and moving as one, these species are responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring moments on earth.
Pressures such as the deadly chytrid fungus, illegal trade, habitat loss and climate change have led to predictions that a large proportion of all reptile and amphibian species could go extinct over the next century.
We’re working to find new ways to fight poaching for the illegal wildlife trade, like developing technology that uses sensors and cameras to detect humans and wildlife.
Historically, African elephants have always been treated as one species, but in 2021 this all changed.
The main threats to the remaining savannah elephant populations in this region are illegal poaching for ivory alongside habitat loss and fragmentation.
By working together with our conservation partners, we've managed to successfully reintroduce over 1,000 dormice
Once found thriving in the wild, today all of the eight remaining species of pangolin are rapidly decreasing in numbers. We're working to o keep them a part of a vibrant and balanced world of wildlife and biodiversity.
Male lions' manes are used to attract females, as well as protecting their neck and head from injuries during fights.
We're experts in the field of shark research and work all over the world with our partners to study and conserve several different species.
Northwest African Cheetahs are extinct in more than 20 countries, with fewer than 8,000 remaining in the wild.
Learn more about the important bird conservation and protection work carried out by ZSL by experts around the world.
Discover Amur tiger threats and how, at ZSL, we're working to save Amur tigers.
We're fighting for their future in their last remaining stronghold, where there are just 70 remaining individuals in the wild.