The Zoological Lighting Institute (ZLI) has been supporting the sciences of life and light through the arts for animal welfare and wildlife conservation since 2012. As an international nonprofit organization and leader within the field of Photo Sciences, our mission is to promote life-saving, but often under-funded, research and creative initiatives to foster innovation, dialogue, and collaboration worldwide.
ZLI is the only charity of its kind in the world. Our unique mission is to pursue the work that a for-profit company would not be able to. We provide information, tools and solutions for businesses and governments to ensure sustainable and wildlife-friendly development. For-profit companies need communities, communities need wildlife, and wildlife needs natural light; we are here to ensure that this is not only understood, but acted upon for the economic, cultural and environmental benefits of all life on this planet.
Our work would not be possible without the generous donations from people like you who share our vision of a more innovative and creative future. Help us fund the sciences of light and life to save animals and protect our environment. 100% of donations goes towards providing scholarships, grants, advocacy, and education that benefit animals and people alike.
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Don't miss ZLI's upcoming webinar series on the relationship between light and animal life, to advance each and every aspect of zoo missions!
Exemplary zoos operate under organizational mission guidance that links animal welfare, wildlife conservation, responsible public entertainment, education and research support. This three part webinar series coordinates a very specific topic, the relationships of light to animal life, to advance each and every aspect of zoo missions.
Dr. James Karl Fischer PhD RIBA, will provide a general overview of concepts, leading to the identification of practical action items falling under the specific U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), useful for outreach through demonstrable target based achievements important for fundraising.
PHOTO SCIENCES RESEARCH
Data-driven science leads to better decisions, healthier animals and improved wildlife conservation.Data-driven science leads to better decisions, healthier animals and improved wildlife conservation. ZLI funds research, and seeks to establish light monitoring stations in aquariums, zoos, science museums and ‘in the field’ to revolutionize animal care and conservation.
Our Sustainable Design Department fosters creative solutions to living with wildlife naturally. Spanning fashion, product, light and architectural design, the Sustainable Design Department seeks partnerships with the creative fields to protect the natural luminous environment, and to help people escape the anxieties that prevent it.
FILM & MEDIA
Our Documentaries, Features and PSA's create and connect engaged audiences around the themes of animals and light. Engagement fosters empathy for life, healtier living and community pride in the accomplishments this enables.
Education empowers empathy for animals and wildlife. Education is the first defense against poverty, extinction and climate change. ZLI Education offers coursework at the K12, Adult and Professional levels, to change the world properly.