The North of England Zoological Society (NEZS) is the organisation that runs Chester Zoo and our conservation campaign, Act For Wildlife.

That’s a long name, so we usually just say NEZS. It was formed by the zoo’s founder, George Mottershead, in 1934.  We’re a registered charity and we’re passionate about what we do. 

Our mission is preventing extinction.

We work hard to make sure our visitors have an AMAZING day out, as well as leading the way to protecting endangered wildlife around the world.  We couldn’t do it without your help!  Learn more about the conservation work we do and what you can do to help, here.