In fall 2020, ZSL London Zoo celebrated the arrival of five baby bushmaster snakes, watching them safely hatch over the course of three exciting days. Healthy young snakes of this species are relatively large compared with most hatchling snakes, each weighing…
In this ZIMS at Work story, Species360 talks with Oceanário de Lisboa Conservation and Science Officer Ana Ferreira about the institution's mission - and the role of shared data in conservation and sustainability.
Species360 had a delegation attending CoP19 to represent Species360 members and to highlight research from the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance (CSA).
Species360 team members participate in a wide array of conferences in 2022, taking the opportunity to meet and talk with members and partners around the world.
In all, ZooParc de Beauval maintains as many as 15,000 historical biological samples. Storing those samples is one challenge. Another is tracking each sample, its origin, and any test results, says Beauval Head Veterinarian Dr. Baptiste Mulot.
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.
In April, EAZA Academy will offer ZIMS for Medical Training, a course introducing concepts and best practices for using ZIMS for Medical. The course will cover both data entry and data retrieval. Attendees will learn how to navigate in the Medical module, input data into the eight modules such as Pharmacy, Sample Storage, and Global Medical Resources, and extract and analyze data using ZIMS reports and tools.
The highest requested feature in a 2021 user survey, the new ZIMS for Studbooks dashboard provides detailed reproductive information that can be used to improve management decisions and conservation of a species.
We welcome our newest Species360 institutional member, Harteman Wildfowl, a Dutch conservation breeding facility that is instrumental in saving one of the world's most endangered birds, the White-winged duck, and is a leader in education and conservation of bird species.
New member in Malta extends the Species360 member community to 101 countries. As a global nonprofit, Species360 facilitates international collaboration in recording and sharing essential data on species.