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Our Conservation Strategy

As a conservation charity, we work in nine countries, across four continents, to conserve species and protect habitats in the wild, as well as curating our collection of threatened captive species at Bristol Zoo Project and contributing to health and welfare research and implementation.

The aim of our Conservation Strategy is to prevent species extinction, reverse their decline and recover wildlife populations.

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

Protecting threatened species in the Philippines

Our conservation team are working with local communities to help conserve the Visayan warty pig and other threatened wildlife.

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.