As the World Biodiversity Summit sparks discussion on the latest ideas and plans to tackle biodiversity loss, Chester Zoo Science Director, Simon Dowell, writes about the path forward for us in tackling one particular area of biodiversity decline…

A NEW BBC wildlife series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough and Prince William features our work promoting sustainable palm oil.

We talk to globally respected forest conservationist Dr Marc Ancrenaz, Co-director of the NGO Hutan, which has been pushing for a sustainable future for wildlife and people in Malaysian Borneo since 1998. 

The county of Dorset, the city of Plymouth, the town of Saltash in Cornwall and the village of Mochdre in North Wales have all committed to our ambitious scheme – spearheaded by conservationists at the Zoo – as our nationwide rollout gathers pace.

One of the world’s most endangered primates has been born at the zoo!

Ferrero UK helping us to create a sustainable future, one city at a time.

As we approach Mother’s Day, we shine a light on the special women in our lives, who have watched us grow, taught us right from wrong and held our hand through the highs and lows of adolescent life. Some mothers live high up in trees in the tropical rainforests across Sumatra, and have to fight to help protect their families from an ever-changing world, that is driving their species to extinction.

We’ve been celebrating as Oxford and Newquay have committed to become Sustainable Palm Oil Cities and towns – following a model developed for the city of Chester by wildlife conservationists here at the zoo. 

The conservation organisations listed below are committed to driving the palm oil industry in the right direction, and support a move to sustainable palm oil and not a blanket boycott.