International Zoo Yearbook

Cover image for Vol. 50 Issue 1

Edited By: F.A. Fisken (Managing Editor) with Editors: D. Field, C. Lees, K. Leus, R. E. Miller, K. Pullen and A. Rübel

Online ISSN: 1748-1090

Associated Title(s): Animal Conservation, Journal of Zoology, Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

Society Information

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