The mission of the Bristol Zoological Society is to save wildlife through conservation action and engaging people with the natural world. The Society was established in 1835 and its specific objectives are to advance the public understanding of the conservation of wildlife and the natural environment and encourage our guests to help protect wildlife through pro-conservation behaviours. The Society is currently leads 14 conservation projects in 10 countries across the world. We focus on 18 high conservation priority flagship species to galvanise the conservation of extremely biodiverse habitats such as tropical forests. We are evaluating our conservation outcomes through specific Key Performance Indicators to ensure the implementation of sustainable solutions to species and ecosystem conservation challenges.

Bristol Zoological Society has a number of ongoing amphibian conservation contributions, including the in-situ work we are doing with the lemur leaf frogs. We coordinate the EAZA studbook for the lemur leaf frogs with our own breeding population and breed other threatened amphibians; Chapa bug-eyed frogs, mountain chicken frogs, and golden dart frogs. Members of our reptile department are also involved with the current release programme for the mountain chicken frog in Monserrat.