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People's Postcode Lottery

Players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised an incredible £3,075,000 million for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland!

Generous support from players of Peoples Postcode Lottery is helping to protect endangered wildlife in Scotland and around the world. From the Highlands of Scotland to the forests of East Africa and wetlands of Brazil, players are protecting wildlife on the brink of extinction. 

Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park are our gateways to the natural world, and player support enables people of all ages and backgrounds to experience and learn how to look after nature on their doorstep.

Thanks to the longstanding commitment of the Postcode Planet Trust, RZSS has continued and expanded upon many vital projects in Scotland and around the world.

  • In Brazil, players are safeguarding endangered giant armadillos and giant anteaters as well as protecting their threatened habitats.
  • In Uganda, players are supporting practical action at the Budongo Conservation Field Station which studies and protects a community of nearly 700 wild chimpanzees in the largest remaining tropical forest in East Africa.
  • In Scotland, player support for Saving Wildcats is working to prevent the extinction of wildcats by breeding and releasing them into the wild. Based at Highland Wildlife Park, the first release of wildcats took place 2023 in the Cairngorms Connect area of the Cairngorms National Park.
  • RZSS WildGenes in Edinburgh Zoo is the only zoo-based conservation genetics lab in the UK. Behind their doors, player support enables an expert team to deliver a series of conservation genetics projects for a huge range of threatened species. 


Conserving giant anteaters in Brazil


Protecting chimpanzee in the Budongo Forest, Uganda

Saving wildcats in Scotland 


Using genetics to conserve wildlife



Our troop of endangered chimpanzees enjoying a carrot and parsnip feast to celebrate an outstanding £3 million worth of funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.