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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! 

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.

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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Two bears - a female named Milli (8) and a male called Toni (11) – have arrived in Chester from the Rare Species Conservation Centre in Kent. They are the first sun bears to live at the zoo since 1976.



Tickets are now on sale for Bristol Zoo’s animal and toddler friendly fireworks. For the last eight years Bristol Zoo Gardens has been displaying their low-noise fireworks, which are specially designed to avoid the loud bangs that might frighten your little ones or their animals.


6,000 pupils in Gloucestershire have started to benefit from a new teacher forum set up by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) which met last week and helps teachers to take learning outdoors. More

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