Species360 Member News / July 2020

Silent Forest and Species360 researchers create tool to track myriad threats and spot songbirds in danger

With 6,600 species of songbirds, experts worry that those at greatest risk may go undetected. Now, EAZA’s Silent Forest Group is partnering with Species360 Conservation Science Alliance to create a new way of looking at the world of songbirds — one they hope will further enhance efforts to save them. By combining global sources on populations and threats, from AZE to UNEP, and from trade to habitat, the Songbird Species Knowledge Index pinpoints, among other things, unlisted species most in need of protection.

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New! Help for EAZA members during the accreditation and renewal process

In cooperation with the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA), Species360 has developed a document to assist EAZA members during their membership accreditation process. Use ZIMS to answer your accreditation questions, and get help specific to EAZA, BIAZA, AFdPZ, and Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) here.

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A Growing Community: Wildlife refuges, researcher centers, zoos, and aquariums join Species360 from Brazil, Venezuela, Solomon Islands, and more

Our community continues to grow. We have welcomed 36 new members since the beginning of this year, from over 14 different countries. Here is a look at some of these organizations by country.

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FEATURE on Tennessee Aquarium: With a deep sense of place, Tennessee Aquarium advocates for turtles and their habitats (June 2020)

SPECIES360 MEMBER FEATURE: TENNESSEE AQUARIUM Place is a key theme for Tennessee Aquarium and AZA’s SAFE American Turtles program. Turtles live for generations in the same place. Confiscated turtles need to be returned to the right place.  Aquarium guests need…

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Coming soon: Species360 helps member aquariums assess their potential role in coral conservation

In July, Species360 is inviting member aquariums to participate in a social media program sharing the role you can play in conservation of corals. Based on a popular study by Species360 Conservation Science Alliance researchers, content is individual to the institution and designed for use within your community outreach and education programs.

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