EAZA Conservation Forum
The furtherance of wildlife conservation has become the predominant objective of EAZA and its members. It's now clear that the zoo and aquarium community's role in conservation extends far beyond helping to save endangered species through ex situ breeding programmes. Through their links with in situ projects many members of EAZA are active 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.
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.