FX-PEDITION BORNEO can now add the prestigious Zoological Society of London to its growing list of sponsors, partners, and awards
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. Each year the ZSL funds a number of Conservation Expeditions that focus on threatened or potentially threatened poorly-known species or habitats currently receiving little or no conservation attention.
The ZSL Mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats:
“Our belief is that a diverse and healthy natural world is valuable in its own right and is essential for ensuring secure and healthy lives for people. We seek to motivate others to take conservation action in their daily lives.”
We are incredibly proud to be supported by the ZSL. It is a huge endorsement of our scientific aims and objectives, and of the conservation value of the area we are researching. This was one of the toughest grants we have won so far, which makes it all the more satisfying! We are now working closely with the ZSL Indonesian office to tie our long term goals into their ongoing and future projects.
ZSL Indonesia are focusing their efforts on Oil Palm and its affects on biodiversity.Oil palm plantations are making a significant contribution to the ongoing disappearance of Indonesia’s tropical forests and the unique assembly of species that call them home. However, the palm oil they produce is extremely profitable, meaning the stakes are high for both the industry and the diverse ecosystems that are under threat.
ZSL’s Biodiversity and Oil Palm project will work with the palm oil industry to identify and implement practical measures that can be taken to reduce the impact it has on wildlife.
Visit their website for more info on the work of the ZSL: