Species360 Member News
Przewalski's horses are an iconic species that zoos have helped save from extinction. At Species360, we believe data and data sharing are critical to conservation science. Jim Guenter, Species360 CEO.…
To learn more about managing such a diverse collection across multiple sites, we spoke with RZSS Curator Jo Elliott and Senior Veterinary Surgeon Dr. Adam Naylor. They discussed the role of information shared using non-profit Species360’s Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) and recent changes to expand staff access to husbandry, medical, and studbooks data.
The Managed Groups feature is used to track which animals have been or are currently housed together. This information provides better insight to how species are being managed, what is working, and how changes can impact populations – especially when institutions hold more than one group.
From Costa Rica to Papua New Guinea, Species360 members have been featured in more than 100 news articles this summer - in national, regional, and local news and via their own newsletters and blogs. The topic: the role of each institution in recording and sharing data used to study aging in species. These articles are the result of a press release reporting Species360 members' part in research conducted by the Conservation Science Alliance and published in Science magazine.
Species360 and ESCRA have formed a partnership with the aim of utilizing innovative data harnessing methods to not only expand knowledge of cancer trends and treatment but other diseases affecting species across the tree of life.
As a member of the Species360 community for over 35 years, Bristol Zoological Society is already using ZIMS – the Zoological Information Management System used by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and other zoo and aquarium associations worldwide – to streamline the way that information is recorded and applied throughout the organisation.