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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!
Diclofenac (the same anti-inflammatory drug that has wiped out vulture populations in India, Pakistan and Nepal) has recently been authorised for use on domestic animals in Italy and in Spain, home to 80% of European vultures, and is now becoming widely available on the EU market.
BIAZA members will now be able to support a land purchase inititive, to help secure precious habitat in the Sierra Gorda Reserve, Mexico.
Following recent allegations regarding breeding management of lions at Longleat Safari Park, a meeting was held on Monday 24th February between BIAZA staff and Longleat management.
Knowsley Safari will be temporarily housing 2 elephants at Noah’s Ark ‘Elephant Eden’ whilst they complete construction of a new elephant facility, which will be ready for opening in 2016.
Blair Drummond Safari Park opened their new Elephant Habitat to the public in the spring of 2013.