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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.
The camera trap funded by the BIAZA Office 'Chilli Challenge' has snapped a jaguar prowling around the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Mexico.
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.
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.
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.
The Native Species Working Group have completed a brand new chapter on how to conduct native species research on zoo sites for the BIAZA Research Handbook.
The Marine Management Organisation have produced new online guidance for zoos and aquariums.
Zoo and Wildlife Solutions is launching a series of zoo management and legislation training courses in conjunction with BIAZA.
A population of terrestrial water voles - unique within mainland Britain - has been identified near Glasgow, inhabiting subterranean burrow systems on motorway embankments, grass verges and amenity lawns.
Applications are invited for the £5000 BIAZA Conservation Grant!