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Making Wildlife Connections

16th May 2016

Earlier this year we launched Wildlife Connections, a project led by Chester Zoo, to create safe spaces for our most precious local wildlife. As part of the project, we have been working closely with a number of different community groups and inviting them to attend a series of workshops and Masterclasses led by experts from the zoo and our conservation partners.

Tapir project - update from Brazil

13th May 2016

Here’s the latest update from our project partners in Brazil - the Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative. It sounds like the project in the Cerrado is developing well and producing some important and exciting results.

Lend your eyes to the wild

12th May 2016

We’ve joined forces with Taronga Zoo, San Diego Zoo and the international wildlife trade monitor network, TRAFFIC, to raise awareness of illegal wildlife trade and how people can help in the fight against it.

“Why do we need conservation?”

11th May 2016

As we’ve said in previous blogs, without people we can’t continue our vital conservation work around the world and help protect endangered species. Chester Zoo’s conservation social scientist is interested in the impact people have on wildlife and what we can do as a zoo to educate and inspire people to help protect it. 

Losing beautiful songbirds to the illegal wildlife trade

5th May 2016

We’d like to introduce you to Chester Zoo's South East Asia programme coordinator, Johanna Rode-Margono. Here is an update following her recent trip to Java, where she spent time with our partners looking for potential release sites for some of the world's most critically endangered birds.

A day in the life of a ranger

28th April 2016

Being chased by elephants, charged at by rhinos and having to hide from armed poachers are just some of the dangers facing the rangers working on the ground in Kenya. Meet Joseph Kotoke who is working on the frontline of the war against the illegal wildlife trade and sees its devastating effects every day. 

Data is power in the fight against illegal wildlife trade

26th April 2016

Senior crime data analyst for TRAFFIC in South East Asia, Sarah Stoner, tells us more about the work she did, why we’re encouraging you to become a Wildlife Witness and how your support will help save wildlife.

Dos and don'ts of reporting illegal wildlife trade

25th April 2016

Even though we want you to keep an eye out for any illegal wildlife trade activity and report anything suspicious you may see, we do want you to make sure you keep yourself safe at all times...

What is illegal wildlife trade?

25th April 2016

Illegal wildlife trade is the sale or exchange of wild animal and plant resources. It’s a huge, lucrative industry which is threatening the future of many of the world’s most iconic species.

Guest blog: Rick Barongi, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

21st April 2016

Rick Barongi, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) chair of Conservation and Sustainability, spoke at the conservation breeding symposium earlier this year. Here he tells us more about what he thought of the event...

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