The 26,000 square-meter AquaRio facility manages 4.5 million liters of water and supports 350 species. It's focus: education, research, and conservation. "We must know to conserve," says President Marcelo Szpilman. AquaRio is a member of WAZA, ALPZA, and AZAB We…
Zoo, aquarium, wildlife veterinarians use the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to record and share information regarding animals in their care. Now, when these veterinary teams send blood samples to IDEXX, they can view and upload the report directly in ZIMS for Medical. Called ZIMS Test Result Upload, the new feature reduces manual data entry for veterinary staff and improves the accuracy and volume of data used to calculate ZIMS Expected Test Results used by veterinarians to diagnose illness.
In 2021, Species360 welcomes five new and returning trustees elected by our institutional members to serve on our board.
Our aquatics community continues to grow, enabling aquariums to curate and share data essential to animal welfare and species conservation. Twenty aquariums worldwide joined Species360 in 2019 and 2020.
The Species360 member community continues to grow. In 2020, we have welcomed more than 60 new members in over 24 different countries. Among them are national marine aquariums in Brazil and UAE, marine and wildlife sanctuaries, rescue and rehabilitation, conservation, and research institutions.
Aquarium L’Oceanogràfic (Valencia, Spain) uses ZIMS to measure its role in sustaining key species, including 28 coral species assessed as vulnerable to climate change.
Species360 research partners use ZIMS data to discover new insights. Among the participants in the research partner program are University of California at Berkeley and UC Davis (United States), University of Navarro (Spain), Babes Bolyai University (Romania), Murdoch University (Australia), and Royal Agriculture University (England).
As you celebrate this holiday season, we wish you peace and joy found in moments shared -- whether in person or across the distances -- with those you hold dear.
As a Research Partner, Fort Worth Zoo gains access to aggregated, anonymous data needed to better understand medical norms, animal care and welfare best practices, and more. These insights are made possible by Species360 members who curate and share data on the individual animals and collections in their care.
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.