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News from BIAZA

Aug 15, 2012

Top Ten Species Most Reliant on Zoos

The British and Irish Association for Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), which promotes the values of good zoos and aquariums, has compiled a list of the top ten species most reliant on zoos in the UK and Ireland.

Animals on the very brink of extinction including a leopard, a lemur, an oddly named frog and even a tree have all made it into the top ten, highlighting some of the best examples of how zoos are safeguarding the future of our planet’s wildlife and their habitats.

To read the Press Release click here.

For more information on the ten species, read the summary document here

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The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is pleased to announce the birth of a critically-endangered Western lowland gorilla at ZSL London Zoo.


The latest edition of The world’s 25 most endangered primates has been revealed today.

Compiled by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC), Bristol Zoological Society, the International Primatological Society (IPS), and Conservation International (CI), new additions to the list include Philippine tarsier and Lavasoa Mountains dwarf lemur.


The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre in North Anston, Sheffield would like to thank visitors for raising £2,665 in donations for the Hawk Conservancy Trust’s International Vulture Programme (IVP)


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