Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo is a 400,000 hectare conservation ground in Indonesia that is home to more than 200 bird and 30 mammal species, including 2,000 endangered Orang-utans.
Asian Elephants have great cultural, ecological and economic value in the 13 countries they inhabit, but conflict with the local communities is still a primary threat to the species.
This project helps educate Sri Lankan school children about the importance of elephants, the value of conservation and how to minimise habitat destruction. These workshops have increased understanding among the children and within their communities of the need for elephant conservation and the importance of biodiversity.
The Indian (or Greater One-Horned) Rhinoceros is found throughout southern Asia, and is valuable economically and ecologically.
Wildlife conservation requires sustained effort from many people working in many different areas.
We have exceptional expertise in our Zoos, but we also need to work with like-minded organisations, community groups and conservation experts to protect and regenerate habitats, stop poaching and trafficking of wildlife and find solutions to living with wildlife in local communities.