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May 20, 2015

Applications can now be made for the Raymond Sawyer Scholarship which will fund one aviculturist to attend the Durrell Conservation Academy course in Conservation Breeding and Husbandry of Birds in September. 

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.  

May 9, 2014

Now in its sixth year and coordinated by the Royal Entomological Society, the week of 23 June - 29 June 2014 will see hundreds of events held across the UK, from bug hunts and bioblitzes to minibeast safaris and moth walks. 

 


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