A key aspect of the RZSA Conservation Strategy is its active involvement in conservation activities aimed at halting the loss of biodiversity. In its nature conservation projects, the Society aims to contribute to the protection of wildlife and the sustainable use of natural resources, using scientific research as the primary instrument. The RZSA field conservation projects ‘BioBrasil’ in Brazil; ‘Projet Grands Singes’ in Cameroon, 'LuiKotale Bonobo Project' in the DR Congo, and nature reserve ‘De Zegge’ in Flanders are examples of own direct contribution towards conserving threatened habitats and species.
The research team is actively involved in co-developing science-based conservation actions and management plans for wild animal populations worldwide, in close collaboration with conservation and development agencies, with governments and nongovernmental organisations, and with local communities and other stakeholders.
In addition, the RZSA annually awards financial support to conservation projects managed by other zoos and conservation organisations.