The 26,000 square-meter AquaRio facility manages 4.5 million liters of water and supports 350 species. It's focus: education, research, and conservation. "We must know to conserve," says President Marcelo Szpilman. AquaRio is a member of WAZA, ALPZA, and AZAB We…
Species360 had a delegation attending CoP19 to represent Species360 members and to highlight research from the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance (CSA).
University of Chicago researchers will use data aggregated across global populations of animals to study immunology in species of mammals. In particular, they will look at baseline neutrophil concentrations published in the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to summarize order-level parameter values that approximate the magnitude of constitutive immunity across diverse mammalian taxa.
Researchers at the Human Evolutionary Biology Department, Harvard University, have joined the Species360 Research Partner Program. As part of the program, the department’s Capellini Lab plans to use data from Species360's Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to study connections between genotype (genetic makeup) and phenotype (observable characteristics) in mammals, including nonhuman primates and humans.
Dalia A. Conde, Species360 Conservation Science Alliance Director, speaks with Frans Carlson about the importance of educating a next generation of scientists.
Founded in 1977, Mahendra Chaudhary park is largest zoo in the northern Punjab region of India and is located near the capital Chandigahr. The zoo is a member of CZA and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).
As a member of the Species360 Research Partner Program, the SSA will use data from the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to bridge gaps in demographic, husbandry, welfare, and medical information that is essential to protecting and caring for gibbons.
In the past two years, ten leading JAZA members have joined Species360, including, in 2020, Asa Zoological Park (Hiroshima), Kyoto Zoo, Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Ube Shi Tokiwa Zoo Foundation, and Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park.
Species360 is among those invited to be an International Champion of the EWC initiative. Other champions include the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), African Wildlife Foundation, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, the Jane Goodall Institute and others. International Champions support the EWC Statement of Purpose, and help to advance the objectives of the Initiative among their peers, members, and communities.
To curb illegal trade in tigers, WWF and TRAFFIC recommend establishing a central EU registry, one that models the one required by European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), to improve transparency to the births, care, welfare, and deaths of all tigers in captivity.