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.