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.Read More
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.Read More
In this Part 2 post on animal welfare, Dr. Jill Mellen looks at welfare “from the outside in,” with a discussion of visitor perceptions, thoughts on some recent “hot topics” and a request for your input to add your experiences to key points.Read More
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.Read More
Too often, conservation and ecology are taught as something that happens in the Serengeti, rather than in our neighborhood. We should always remember that life begins in our own backyard. Read on to learn how to become the trusted voice for conservation in your community.Read More
We’ve invited guest author Dr. Jill Mellen to provide insight into the question of how zoos and aquariums can develop a welfare program that addresses the AZA’s new accreditation standard (1.5.0). Read on for recommendations and resources to help you along the way.Read More
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.Read More
ZA spent the week with over 150 Zoo and Aquarium Directors and other industry leaders. After two days of listening to topical trends, fascinating findings, and the latest learnings, what did we hear?