People's Postcode Lottery

Players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised an incredible £4,575,000 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.

Thank you!

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.

Around the world

Danilo and giant armadillo Gala in Pantanal

IMAGE: Jess Wise 2022


In Brazil, players are safeguarding endangered giant armadillos and giant anteaters as well as protecting their threatened habitats.

Chimpanzee in Budongo forest Uganda

IMAGE: JP 2017


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.

Closer to home

Wildcat full body looking back at camera IMAGE: Laura Moore 2020


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_ Dr Liz Heap, RZSS WildGenes senior lab technican and Jal Ghazali, genomics technician in the lab at Edinburgh Zoo

IMAGE: Jess Wise (2021)


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.