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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