Conservation Archive

The search for the great crested newt

November 12, 2023

Marwell’s conservation team are diving into action at Eelmoor Marsh SSSI, our heathland restoration site, to search for a special resident – the great crested newt. The great crested newt […]

A snow leopard sitting at Marwell Zoo

Celebrating 10 years of International Snow Leopard Day

October 23, 2023

We’re celebrating 10 years of International Snow Leopard Day and a decade of efforts to safeguard one of the world’s most elusive threatened big cats. Known as the “Ghost of […]

A group photo of some of the staff at Marwell Zoo in 2023

We’ve won a WAZA Conservation Award

October 13, 2023

Marwell Wildlife has been honoured by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) during its prestigious annual conference event, which was held in San Diego. During the conference, Marwell […]

A grevy's zebra foal with its mother just one day old at Marwell Zoo

Our newest “mischief maker”

September 4, 2023

Our herd of Endangered Grevy’s zebra has welcomed a new addition in the form of a gorgeous new foal! The new arrival, born to mother Ellen and father Angus, arrived […]

An African wild ass foal at Marwell Zoo

The birth of one of the rarest mammals on the planet

August 28, 2023

The birth of one of the rarest mammals on the planet has thrilled keepers at Marwell Zoo this week, following the arrival of a Critically Endangered African wild ass. With […]

Marwell Zoo Energy for Life Tropical House

It’s official! Marwell Zoo is carbon neutral

August 8, 2023

Following the publication of its first Carbon Reduction Report, it is a source of great pride that Marwell Wildlife is able to announce that it has officially achieved carbon neutral […]

A female snow leopard, Irina, sits on a rock at Marwell Zoo

Support our snow leopards

August 8, 2023

We’ve got exciting plans for our snow leopard habitat and we’re inviting the whole community to help us get the project off the ground. Donate Now When it was built […]

A wild bengal tiger sits among foliage

Safeguarding the future of endangered tigers

July 28, 2023

Marwell Wildlife has launched a pioneering conservation project to help safeguard the future of endangered tigers in Bhutan. Figures released on Saturday for International Tiger Day revealed tiger populations are […]

Reviving the Sand Lizards: Marwell’s Remarkable Conservation Efforts

May 31, 2023

Exciting news this week, as our ecologist recorded the first signs of breeding among our reintroduced sand lizard population, reinforcing our efforts in conserving these very rare and special creatures. […]

Reptile surveying - Marwell Zoo - Carla Broom

Spring Surveys at Eelmoor Marsh

May 31, 2023

Now that spring has finally sprung, ecological surveys at Eelmoor Marsh SSSI are well underway. Every year, we monitor the animal and plant life at the site to add records […]