Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association (SEAZA) provided its members a two-day course in collection planning, population demographics, and studbooks management. Hosted by Singapore Zoo and held just prior to SEAZA’s annual Species Management Committee meeting, the course drew participants from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, and Thailand.
Using ZIMS for Studbooks, which provides visibility to ongoing changes in species populations throughout a region, the course included lectures and hands-on practice supported by Species Conservation Toolkit Initiative (SCTI) and Species360 trainers. SCTI training manager Sara Sullivan conducted a primer on demographic and genetic analysis using PMx.
We send our deepest appreciation to Singapore Zoo for coordinating and hosting this regional workshop!