International Zoo Yearbook
© The Zoological Society of London
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity devoted to conservation and education. The worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats is the key role of ZSL.
ZSL Mission Statement:
“To achieve and promote the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.”
ZSL pursues this mission by:
- Keeping and presenting animals at London Zoo and Whipsnade Wild Animal Park in accordance with best practice.
- Giving priority to species that are threatened in the wild.
- Increasing public understanding of animals and their welfare and of the issues involved in their conservation.
- Maintaining an outstanding education and information programme, particularly for schoolchildren and families.
- Undertaking field conservation programmes, both in Britain and abroad.
- Developing its role as a leading centre for research and conservation biology and animal welfare.
- Fulfilling its role as a learned society and force for zoology and animal conservation through publications, scientific meetings, lectures, the award of prizes for outstanding achievement and the promotion of conservation policy.
ZSL is a Registered Charity no. 208728.
For more information about the society visit www.zsl.org/info/about-us/