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Zoological Society of London

Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. Our mission is realised through our groundbreaking science, our active conservation projects in more than 50 countries and our two Zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

We are devoted to conservation and education, the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitat.

Our scientists in the laboratory and field, animal management teams at both zoos and our veterinarians contribute wide-ranging skills and experience to both practical conservation and the scientific research that underpins this work.

The ZSL’s Institute of Zoology (IoZ) is a world-renowned research centre working at the cutting edge of conservation science.

IoZ has an established record of conservation impact in important research areas, including wildlife health, bringing threatened species back from the brink of extinction, global biodiversity monitoring, co-existence between wildlife and people, mitigating the impacts of climate change on biodiversity.

IoZ is affiliated with University College London (UCL), specifically with the UCL Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment. Our research staff are accorded honorary status within the UCL Division of Biosciences, part of the Faculty of Life Sciences.


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Des chiens sauvages d'Afrique..Manoj Shah/GettyImages.

Comment le changement climatique met en danger la survie des chiens sauvages d’Afrique

Les chiens sauvages d'Afrique s'adaptent à la hausse des températures en utilisant un indice qui ne permet plus de prévoir avec précision les meilleures conditions de reproduction.
African wild dog with pups. Manoj Shah/GettyImages

Climate change is causing endangered African wild dogs to give birth later – threatening the survival of the pack

African wild dogs are adapting to rising temperatures using a cue that no longer accurately predicts the best conditions for reproduction.
Un sporange datant de la fin du Silurien. En vert : une tétrade de spores. En bleu: une spore marquée d'un trilète. Les spores ont un diamètre d'environ 30 à 35 µm. Smith609/Wikipedia

Comment, au sortir des océans, la vie a fleuri sur la terre

Quand la vie, sortie des océans, a-t-elle gagnée la terre ? Un extrait du livre « Evolution » qui paraît ce jour aux éditions Delachaux & Niestlé.
In the Serengeti wildebeest will move more than 2000km during their annual migration. Sarah Durant

Fences are an increasing threat to Africa’s migratory wildlife

Many mammals depend on large areas and trans-boundary conservation for their survival. When this is obstructed it can have a catastrophic impact on animal populations.
Cheetah are now restricted to less than 10% of its historical distribution, and survive in just 33 populations. Yathin/Flickr

Wake-up call for the world as the plight of cheetahs worsens

A new study reveals that just 7,100 cheetahs remain globally, representing the best available estimate for the species to date.
You’re next. Chris Beckett

Badger cull didn’t kill enough badgers to be effective

In the flurry of the holiday season, many people will have missed the government’s verdict on the 2014 badger culls, published on December 18. Farmers’ representatives have branded these recent culls “successful…
Seeing beyond light: Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS false composite image of Lake Chad, West Africa. Nathalie Pettorelli

Satellites’ new ways of seeing nature can help protect it

The idea of using satellites to monitor wildlife and biological diversity probably conjures up images of radio-collared deer or tagged turtles. And while these have been key to increasing our understanding…


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