The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international conservation charity, driven by science, working to restore wildlife in the UK and around the world.

Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and every role, every person in every corner of ZSL has one thing in common – we are all conservationists, and passionate about restoring wildlife. 

When nature loses, we all do.

Urgent action to help people and wildlife live better together, is the only way to save the natural world we love and depend upon.

That’s where ZSL comes in, and where you can play your part by joining us.

We care about all wildlife and work tirelessly to help it recover. We protect critical species, restore healthy ecosystems, collaborate with communities around the world and inspire support for nature, all driven by world-leading science. Our field conservation programmes are active in over 50 countries, informed by research at our world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science at our Regents Park campus. 

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CSIP team investigating stranding in Bournemouth

We’ve been building stronger connections to wildlife for 200 years. Through our leading Zoos, we bring people closer to nature and use our expertise to protect wildlife today while inspiring a lifelong love of animals in the conservationists of tomorrow.

family meeting giraffes at whipsnade zoo
children with lions at whipsnade zoo

From supporting our hands-on wildlife conservation work and scientific research, to helping us operate our world-class conservation zoos in London and Whipsnade, we have opportunities for everyone, at every level and in many locations across the UK and around the world.

Joining ZSL is more than just a job – you can be part of bringing about real change. As a science-driven conservation organisation, our unique insight and evidence-based approach informs positive change and underpins sustainable solutions that really work - for wildlife and people.

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We believe that nature can recover but right now it needs all our support.