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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! 

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.

Full report

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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.


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