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Jun 30, 2015

BIAZA's Aquarium Working Group are pleased to announce that applications will now be received for the new National Aquarium Conference Research and Conservation Fund. 

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! 

Apr 23, 2015

Following years of negotiations over animal acquisition policies, WAZA Council voted unanimously this week to suspend membership of JAZA.

Mar 19, 2015

BIAZA collections can win recognition for their efforts towards sustainable catering.

Feb 12, 2015

In March 2015, BIAZA and Flora locale are working in partnership to encourage the planting of unused spaces in BIAZA zoos and aquariums with wildflowers, as part of a wider effort to improve management of our sites for native species.

Nov 11, 2014

The camera trap funded by the BIAZA Office 'Chilli Challenge' has snapped a jaguar prowling around the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Mexico.

Aug 27, 2014

A frog that doesn’t croak, the largest living lizard, and a tortoise that can live up to 100 years are just some of the species staving off extinction thanks to the help of zoos, according to a new report.

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), which promotes the values of good zoos and aquariums, has compiled a list of the top ten reptiles and amphibians benefitting from the aid of its members in the UK and Ireland.

The golden mantella, the Komodo dragon and the ploughshare tortoise have all made it on to the list, which highlights some of the best examples of how zoos and aquariums are safeguarding the future of our planet’s wildlife and their habitats.

To read the full press release click here.

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Jun 20, 2014

BIAZA is saddened to hear the news of the death of Nissim, Knowsley Safari Park’s 19-year-old bull elephant. Our sympathies go out to the staff during this very difficult time.

May 9, 2014

Aichi Biodiversity Target 12 is one of the 20 Targets developed by the IUCN's Convention on Biological Diversity, aimed at saving biodiversity and enhancing its benefits for people, by 2020.  


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