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As a conservation charity, we work in nine countries, across four continents. We direct 14 field conservation projects with 31 local partner organisations to conserve and protect some of the world’s most threatened species. And we curate a collection of threatened species at Bristol Zoo Project, contributing to coordinated breeding programmes and animal health and welfare research.

To reinforce our commitment to saving wildlife, we have pledged to protect and conserve 86 target species. As part of this we champion six flagship species, shining a spotlight on those lesser-known animals particularly in need of help.

Where do we work?




Equatorial Guinea




Our Zoo


We undertake conservation measures that:

  • have a direct impact, leading clearly to the survival and safeguarding of a species or habitat by reducing or eliminating the threats faced, or

  • support conservation indirectly by laying the groundwork for future conservation actions.

We use the skills and expertise of our staff to make effective and targeted contributions to global species conservation. We focus on species and places where our actions are anticipated to be successful and impactful, and collaborate with local communities and other key stakeholders that share landscapes with our priority species, ensuring conservation of wildlife also benefits people.

We use our expertise to work in four priority areas:

  • Building capacity

  • Strengthening, enhancing and restoring habitats via an area-based protection approach

  • Breeding threatened species

  • Focusing on our own back garden

Latest conservation news

Surveys, reforestation and lemurs in Madagscar

In this conservation field report, Megan Aylward, Lecturer in Conservation Science, gives an update from her field trip to Madagascar.

Anti-poaching project in Cameroon declared a success

A two-year project to help safeguard the precious wildlife of Bénoué National Park in northern Cameroon, has been declared a success.

Conservation Research

Bristol Zoological Society’s Field Conservation & Science Department offers a range of opportunities to conduct research at Bristol Zoo Project, Bristol Zoo Gardens, or in one of our field-based projects, supervised by our staff.