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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Swinging the Perception Pendulum

Swinging the Perception Pendulum

Let's face it, people's attitudes towards animals are changing. Maybe it's not surprising zoos and aquariums are losing favorability. A study presented by AZA President Jim Maddy at the January Director's Policy Conference painted a bleak picture.  A straight line projection showed that the percentage of those who view zoos favorably will fall a staggering 25% by 2025. If you're not worried, you should be.

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Be part of the success

Be part of the success

Business has been good for zoos and aquariums and Zoo Advisors is helping to make that happen. Over the last year, we’ve worked on close to twenty new projects with a dozen new clients. We’ve also developed a database of industry data going back ten years and enhanced it with demographics, giving us incredible and unmatched insights into the business. Who's making moves, getting ahead, and setting up for success?

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