ZSL AMERICA

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ZSL America Inc. is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

In partnership with ZSL (the Zoological Society of London), ZSL America supports the development of innovative solutions for global challenges facing our planet, from the mitigation of the illegal wildlife trade which is decimating our most iconic species including the rhino, pangolin and elephant; and securing a future for the ocean, which will contain one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish in the next decade.

ZSL’s world-leading science has indicated that in the last 50 years, the wildlife across the globe has declined by 60% and we are facing the first mass extinction of animal life since the dinosaurs.

Though there is hope.

Through your support of ZSL America Inc. you can help us secure a future for animals and their habitats.

ZSL America campaigns

Tackling the Illegal Wildlife Trade

The current level of poaching is devastating wildlife populations at rates never previously witnessed.  We face the risk of future generations living in a world deprived of some of its most iconic species including the rhino, tiger and pangolin.

In recent years, the impact of the illegal wildlife trade on endangered species has reached unprecedented levels.  This trade, with links to global criminal gangs, is estimated to be worth $10 – 20bn annually, is a driver of instability and threatens the very existence of some of our best loved species. 

ZSL teams are focused on protecting wildlife from this barbaric trade, but need your support to save these animals from extinction.

Snowdon Aviary at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL has launched a vital campaign for the urgent re-development of the Snowdon Aviary, a structure of considerable architectural and cultural significance.  Originally conceived by Lord Snowdon, the exhibit will be re-designed by architects Foster + Partners.

The Snowdon project will promote engagement with groups who are currently under-represented in our current visitor make up, ensuring these demographics are given the opportunity to connect with wildlife.  Education programmes also form a crucial pillar of this project, with dedicated learning spaces for schoolchildren along with the implementation of apprenticeships. 

The focal species in the new walk-through exhibit include eastern black and white colobus monkeys (Colobus guereza) and African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus), serving as ambassadors for their counterparts found across Africa, many of which are critically endangered and affected by the illegal wildlife trade, respectively.

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