20 Oct 2022

Over the past few weeks, our experts have been engaging with both major political parties at conferences in Liverpool and Birmingham.

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9 Nov 2021

To mark the halfway point of COP26, we’re taking a look at what’s happened at the conference so far and what promising actions may be coming up…

15 Oct 2021

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…

1 Oct 2021

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. 

6 Sep 2021

A tough year of Covid lockdown hasn’t halted conservation efforts led by the all-female reforestation team of our partner NGO (non-governmental organization) on Malaysian Boreno, Hutan.

12 Aug 2021

The African elephant, now considered two separate species, is closer to extinction than ever before, a pivotal moment for earth’s largest land animal. There’s so much we can still do to save elephant populations, so where do we go from here?

10 Jun 2021

This week we celebrate our 90th Birthday! To commemorate this special date, we’re sharing our conservation journey by reflecting on some of our most significant projects from the early years.

10 May 2021

As our planet heads for extinction tipping point we’ve joined a global coalition United for Biodiversity.

 

16 Feb 2021

The Malaysian state of Sabah is home to around 11,000 orangutans, and a number of endemic birds, a significant percentage of which reside in the Kinabatangan Floodplain which is under intense pressure due to habitat fragmentation and deforestation for agriculture, namely oil palm production.

 

The Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is an area of exceptional biodiversity and its protection is key to the future survival of many other species including the endemic proboscis monkey, Bornean elephant and hundreds of endemic birds.

Working alongside conservation organisation HUTAN, our support for the various projects in the region approach conservation holistically, combining scientific research with education and protection and management of wildlife habitat. Local communities are heavily involved in project activities, with the ultimate aim of providing sustainable solutions for the long term survival of orangutans and the people who live alongside them. To this end, employment of local community members in the project and education staff has continued to be a focus of our support.

 

Connecting the fragmented habitat is a long term goal, and strategies so far have included the reforestation of sites and the erection of orangutan bridges to facilitate movement of primates around the sanctuary. Eight species of hornbill inhabit the Kinabatangan region and research is ongoing into the ecology of these species following an initial rapid assessment of the hornbill population in 2012.

Artificial nest boxes have been constructed and erected and are currently being trialled in the forest; data on their use will be used to guide further developments into this project.  Our support extends to a health advisory role for wildlife disease and biosecurity protocols.

19 Aug 2020

As a leading conservation and education charity, we urge the Government to make a number of practical changes to ensure it has the best possible impact on protecting the future of wildlife, both in the UK and overseas.