The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats to ensure that we live in a world where animals are valued and their existence is secured for future generations. We realise this mission by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.
ZSL working with strategic partners is developing an innovative remote surveillance system – Instant Wild – that will revolutionise anti-poaching efforts and wildlife monitoring. This system combines advanced satellite and tracking technology with state of the art camera traps that can transmit images and data instantaneously to virtually anywhere on earth. Instant Wild cameras will work silently 24 hours a day sending pictures of wildlife as they walk by, as well as covertly detecting intruders and sending a warning with location data to law enforcement enabling a swift response. This exciting new tool is set to give the authorities and protected area managers a much-needed advantage over the criminal gangs that are driving these iconic species to extinction.
ZSL is proud to be a member of the United for Wildlife collaboration and is committed to delivering effective science-driven solutions to rapidly scale up responses to global conservation challenges.