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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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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