Pathology for conservation at the Zoological Society of London – a focus on the Partula snail

September 2023

Thanks to the work of ZSL and partner institutions, 11 species of Partula that were previously extinct in the wild have now returned to their native habitats.

For nearly 200 years, the Zoological Society of London has studied and protected a wide array of species, from the smallest coral polyps to the largest whales, using pathology as a key tool for conservation. This article explores the use of pathology for the conservation of the tiny Partula snail.