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Bristol Zoological Society - Strategy to 2035

About us

Bristol Zoological Society is a conservation and education charity.

About Bristol Zoological Society


Bristol Zoological Society is a conservation and education charity which runs and operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and the Wild Place Project.

Our mission is to save wildlife together through conservation science research, working to protect species and habitats overseas, encouraging sustainable behaviours and educating tomorrow’s wildlife enthusiasts. Our conservation science efforts are worldwide, from helping re-introduce white clawed crayfish into UK rivers to working with communities in the Philippines to save the Critically Endangered Negros bleeding heart dove.

Our vision


Our commitment to wildlife is centuries old and born out of a desire both to better understand life on our planet and to inspire people to engage with the fascination of nature. Today our mission is focussed on saving wildlife, not alone but together with all the people that we engage and inspire. Our vision is for wildlife to be a part of everyone’s lives and for people to want to, and be enabled to, protect wildlife now and for the future.

Our objectives


We have identified five objectives that together will support our vision for wildlife to be a part of everyone’s lives and deliver our mission of saving wildlife together:

  • Saving wildlife
  • Engaging our public
  • Creating conservationists
  • Sustaining our environment
  • Sustaining our future
Education officer showing students a snake during an education session
Child playing with tree interactive at Bear Wood
BZS conservation team members in the field, looking at the camera