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Dec 12, 2016
Submissions are now invited for the 2017 BIAZA Awards and Photography Awards.
Dec 7, 2016
Following outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in poultry and wild birds in several countries across Europe, Defra has issued restrictions on the housing of captive birds in the UK.
Aug 25, 2016
As the State of Nature prepares to release its 2016 report that warns Britain’s wildlife is facing a “crisis” with more than 120 species at risk of extinction due to intensive farming, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) reveals the top ten native species being supported by its members.
Aug 3, 2016

As the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) celebrates ’50 Years of Working Together for Wildlife’ it has marked the occasion by presenting a special anniversary award to Sir David Attenborough, recognising both his contribution to conservation and the inspiration he has given to BIAZA’s members over the past five decades.

May 11, 2016
Students at the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with BIAZA and Twycross Zoo, have developed a new way to redesign chimpanzee enclosures. The new tool translates research on wild chimpanzees into zoos to help preserve the behavioural and physiological adaptations that make the species unique.
Dec 9, 2015
A video promoting our Buy an Acre campaign to save an area of Yungas forest in Argentina was recently launched at the inaugural BIAZA Field Programme Conservation Conference.
Dec 3, 2015
The aquarium working group (AqWG) has two vacancies available on the committee.
Sep 25, 2015

This autumn, staff from different UK zoos are banding together on a mission to help save Sumatran tigers from extinction in the wild.

Jun 19, 2015

A vacancy has arisen in the BIAZA office for a part time (2 days per week) Programmes Officer. 

Apr 29, 2015

As part of EAZA's Pole to Pole campaign, we have an opportunity to make our voices heard amongst world leaders! 


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