ZA Goes International: WAZA2019 Preview

ZA Goes International: WAZA2019 Preview

Eric Miller and David Walsh will attend the WAZA annual meeting in Buenos Aires this November, where David will be a member of a panel discussion on ‘New Strategies to Raise Revenue’. Read on to learn which program sessions they’re particularly interested in, what updates they're looking forward to hearing about, and how this information supports your mission. 

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Becoming True Agents for Change: Mobilizing Our Audiences to Take Meaningful Action for Conservation

Becoming True Agents for Change: Mobilizing Our Audiences to Take Meaningful Action for Conservation

Dr. Jackie Odgen provides insight into the “Becoming True Agents for Change” session that she’ll be assisting to moderate with Robin Keith from San Diego Zoo Global on Wednesday, September 11, from 8-9:30 a.m. at the 2019 Annual AZA Conference.

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We Need to Be Doing More: A Call to Action After NYT’s ‘The Swazi 17’ Story

We Need to Be Doing More: A Call to Action After NYT’s ‘The Swazi 17’ Story

The recent New York Times Magazine cover story on elephants, The Swazi 17”, was quite stunning. Not stunning in the ‘beautiful’ sense of the word but ‘shocking and startling’. As a professional whose livelihood is inextricably linked to the future of the zoo community, I came away profoundly concerned about the impact of stories like this on the future of zoos and aquariums.

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Focus + Commitment = Increased Conservation Impact

Focus + Commitment = Increased Conservation Impact

Senior Counsel advisors Eric Miller and Jackie Ogden believe that conservation programs have their greatest conservation impact by combining focused efforts with long-term commitment. Read on to learn their strategies to yield a greater chance for successful species protection and recovery. 

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One Million Species Lost Forever?

One Million Species Lost Forever?

The most recent UN report estimates that one million species are threatened with extinction due to our activities. Guest authors Maria Clara Dominguez and Hap Fatzinger, plus ZA’s Eric Miller and Jackie Ogden, explore what is our role, what more we must do, and how we can achieve conservation success.

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Maximizing the Impact of Your Conservation Efforts

Maximizing the Impact of Your Conservation Efforts

Zoo Advisors is committed to helping responsible zoos and aquariums achieve meaningful conservation impact while maximizing your conservation investment. How can you develop an integrated, comprehensive conservation strategy?

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Don't Be a Dodo

Don't Be a Dodo

The evidence is clear. If we in the zoo and aquarium profession don’t change and become more diverse, we risk extinction…just like the dodo. “The current demographics of our profession, particularly at the most senior levels, pose a threat to our profession”, said Dennis Kelly, author of the AZA’s most recent leadership demographic study.

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The State of the Zoo & Aquarium Profession – Five Quotes From Those Who Know

The State of the Zoo & Aquarium Profession – Five Quotes From Those Who Know

We spent last week in Nashville sitting among over 200 international zoo and aquarium leaders. We talked opportunities, challenges, solutions and strategies. We discussed, debated and deliberated topics as varied as conservation, diversity, and advocacy. We celebrated successes, ignited passion, and became change agents. What were our takeaways from the Music City?

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Culture Change in Our AZA Community: A Conversation About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and What Needs to Change

Culture Change in Our AZA Community: A Conversation About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and What Needs to Change

We’ve been thinking a lot about diversity, equity and inclusion and where we stand as a profession and as individuals—how far have we come on this journey and how far do we still have to travel? At Zoo Advisors, our answer would be, first, as a profession we’ve not come very far but we’ve made progress; and second, we still have a long way to travel, but we’re learning the way.

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See You in Seattle!

See You in Seattle!

Zoo Advisors once again has a full slate for @AZA2018 in Seattle. We’re looking forward to stimulating discussion, meeting new colleagues, connecting with old friends, and of course, great food and drink. Our team will be busy facilitating sessions, hosting events, catching up with clients, and learning what’s new in our field. Here’s what’s on our plate this year.

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