EAZA Conservation Forum
Zoos and aquaria are becoming community centers for conservation, representing the concern of these communities for both local and global issues. Through their links with in situ projects many members of EAZA reflect this concern through active participation in the conservation of habitats and entire ecosystems. The EAZA Conservation Forum is a biennial event bringing together over 100 representatives of zoos and aquariums, conservation organisations and in situ conservation projects for three days of workshops, presentations and other activities to help stakeholders share their experiences, learn from them, and propose ambitious new projects for the future. The three-day conference will be preceded by an EAZA Academy Workshop.
The EAZA Conservation Forum, running from 6 – 9 May 2014, will be hosted by Zoo Leipzig, Germany. The theme of the 2014 edition will be “One Species, One Plan”, exploring the role that zoos and aquariums can play in this revolutionary approach, and providing inspiration for specific plans through plenary and specialized sessions that draw on the expertise of those at the forefront of One Plan conservation.
Proceedings (not available yet)
The EAZA Conservation Forum, which was held in Tiergarten Schönbrunn from 22-25 May, was the second of the biennial, international conservation forums organized by EAZA. These forums evolved from the earlier conservation conferences organized and held in France. This second international forum was attended by around 100 persons of whom about a third came from outside of the zoo community.