Top Ten Species Most Reliant on Zoos 2015

The 'Top Ten' campaign focuses on highlighting the top ten members of a certain taxa which are most reliant on our member zoos and aquariums. This can be in terms of preserving species and their genetic diversity, providing funding for developing conservation programmes and training and employing experts. 

Previous reports can be accessed here:
2012 - Mixed taxa
2013 - Mammals
2014 - Reptiles & Amphibians (view the gallery of photos here)
2015 - Birds 
(view the gallery of photos here)

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New data released by WWF and ZSL (Zoological Society of London) today reveals that overall global vertebrate populations are on course to decline by an average of 67 per cent from 1970 levels by the end of this decade, unless urgent action is taken to reduce humanity’s impact on species and ecosystems.


Barbara Smith has been appointed the new CEO of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland which has two BIAZA members, RZSS Edinburght Zoo and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. More

After an extensive search, Durrell, the global conservation organisation founded by the late Gerald Durrell, has appointed Dr Lesley Dickie as its new Chief Executive. Dr Dickie will take up her new role in Jersey in October. More

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