Read David’s key takeaways from last week’s Mid-Year AZA Conference that embodied the themes of ‘We’re All Here Together’ and the ‘Why?’ of zoos and aquariums, as discussed by renowned speakers Chelsea Clinton, Dan Ashe and Eric Bailey.Read More
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.Read More
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.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?