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19th CITES Conference of the Parties in Panama – What was in it for Aquariums and Zoos?

19th CITES Conference of the Parties in Panama – What was in it for Aquariums and Zoos? Posted: 2 December 2022 Between 14-25 November 2022, the Nineteenth Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took place in Panama City, Panama.  A reminder of …

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Toward a new Strategy for WAZA: An update on WAZA’s Strategic Planning Process

Toward a new Strategy for WAZA: An update on WAZA’s Strategic Planning Process Posted: 10 November 2022 Earlier in 2022, the WAZA Council and Executive Office, together with strategic planning consultant EcoLeaders, embarked on a journey toward a new strategy for WAZA. WAZA’s strategy will guide the steps we take by setting criteria for how we …

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Play it Cool! How EAZA’s Collaborative Banking of Samples Helps Improve Population Management and Conservation

Play it Cool! How EAZA’s Collaborative Banking of Samples Helps Improve Population Management and Conservation Posted: 11 October 2022 Christina Hvilsom,Chair of the EAZA Biobank Working Group Anna Mekarska, EAZA Biobank Coordinator Danny de Man, EAZA Deputy Executive Director and Director Conservation and Population Management The EAZA Biobank, has made a transformative journey from a vision …

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The Meaning behind WAZA’s 2021 Season’s Greetings Card

The Meaning behind WAZA’s 2021 Season’s Greetings Card Posted: 16 December 2021By: Kimio Honda Many zoos and aquariums around the world have worked very hard to save wildlife and wild places for well over a century. Despite wins and losses, the overall contributions are quite compelling. Zoos and aquariums have also kept up with their …

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Threatened Biodiversity Potential of Hon Khoai Island, Southern Vietnam

Threatened Biodiversity Potential of Hon Khoai Island, Southern Vietnam Habitat of the endangered, endemic Psychedelic rock gecko Posted: 4 June 2021By: Truong Quang Nguyen1, Hai Ngoc Ngo2,4, Khoi Vu Nguyen3, Manh Huu Bui3, Phuong Huy Dang1, Cuong The Nguyen1, Tru Vu Hoang1 & Thomas Ziegler4 1 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Truong Q. Nguyen: Institute of Ecology …

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Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo’s Contribution to the Survival of Pickersgill’s Reed Frogs

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo’s Efforts to Save the Pickersgill’s Reed Frogs Posted: 6 May 2021By: Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo Amphibian Research Programme Team Pickersgill’s reed frog (Hyperolius pickergilli). Credit Johannesburg Zoo The Amphibian Research Project of the Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ-ARP) was initiated in 2006 with the main objective of assisting …

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Softshell Turtle Conservation Breeding Success in Vietnam

Softshell Turtle Conservation Breeding Success in Vietnam Posted: 8 February 2021By: Prof Dr Thomas Ziegler, Kölner Zoo Aquarium Curator and Coordinator of Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Projects Vietnam and Laos In the WAZA News Magazine 01 2020, Cologne Zoo and its Vietnamese cooperation partners reported about their search of the spotted softshell turtle (Pelodiscus variegatus) …

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