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Sustainability at Bristol Zoological Society

Acting sustainably means meeting the needs of today's generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Brundtland Report - Our Common Future (1987)).

Climate change and the over-consumption of natural resources threaten both wildlife and humanity. ​Zoos and aquariums have an exceptional opportunity to lead by example and engage the public in a vital dialogue and debate on environmental issues.​ BIAZA (2021)​

Zoos and aquariums are not only leading organisations in animal welfare, conservation, education, and research but are also paving the way for a more sustainable future in which animals, people, and the health of the planet can thrive. WAZA (2020)

A family walk through a green area of the site.

At Bristol Zoological Society we have a comprehensive set of sustainability ambitions and targets. Most notably, by 2035 we will become a carbon-neutral organisation.

You can view our sustainability policy here.