Update 8.4.20: For resources from our partners around the world, we are continuing to share key links here. (13 March 2020) To our Species360 community, We would like to express our support and concern for you, your organizations, and community…
Dr. Sandy Trautwein will join Species360 as Director of Aquatics Conservation and Product Management. She most recently was Vice President of Husbandry at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
Along with the struggles, there have been a few positive outcomes, including a change in our impact on the environment. As we look ahead, we intend to build upon some of the lessons learned.
From the (virtual) WAZA Annual, Species360 CEO Jim Guenter provides an update on Species360, our response to the pandemic, and all that we have achieved in partnership with our members. (Video)
In the midst of historic challenges impacting not only our entire team but our member community worldwide, I want to take this opportunity to share insight to the values of our organization. These values reflect recent and long-standing discussions among our team, members, and with partners and associates and are worth revisiting. As a global non-profit focused on education and conservation, we believe that taking a stance is necessary. By speaking out about events, we make an impact for our team, our members, and our communities.
The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, where Species360 headquarters and much of our team are located, has fueled what we hope will be desperately-needed change to our society and policing. We welcome these protests. We believe our society, the fabric of our communities, our policing, will change. We hope the change that begins here will bring greater equality for people in other regions of our nation and our world.
Species360 CEO Jim Guenter provides an overview of growth and accomplishments for the nonprofit and member community.