Zoological Society of London
The EDGE of Existence programme was launched by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in January 2007.
The Zoological Society of London
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a registered charity (number 208728). Founded in 1826, ZSL rapidly became the world’s leading Learned Society in zoology, counting Charles Darwin amongst its early Fellows. An international science, education and conservation organisation, ZSL is dedicated to achieving and promoting the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats, and pursues this mission through three main fields of activity:
- Conservation – implementing field activities, building capacity and influencing policy. ZSL’s Conservation Programmes department leads some 45 projects in over 30 countries worldwide, including the UK, working in conjunction with local government departments and organisations in the context of local communities to bring direct and sustainable conservation benefits to wild animals and their habitats
- Science – identifying, undertaking and communicating high quality biological research relevant to the conservation of animal species and their habitats. The Institute of Zoology (IoZ), partnered with the University of Cambridge, is involved in a wide range of scientific research, including playing a key role in delivering the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, which determines relative risks of extinction, and in carrying out wildlife health checks for Natural England’s Species Recovery Programme in the UK
- Discovery and Learning – presenting and interpreting an outstanding Living Collection of animals at ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo which informs and inspires. Formal and informal education at our two Zoos seeks to inspire in current and future generations a lifelong interest in wild animals and their habitats, and a strong commitment to take action to conserve them.
For more information about ZSL please visit www.zsl.org.
ZSL is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.