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Conservation Research: Scholars Seek Greater Collaboration Among Zoos and Museums

A new paper, co-authored by Species360 Director of Science, and of the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance Prof. Dalia Conde, published in the journal BioScience lays out a pathway to increasing collaboration between zoos and museums that would enhance our understanding of the animal kingdom.
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Visitor Research: Aquariums are “conservation institutions” first, working well beyond their walls

In a recorded Webinar, The research shows an increased perception of aquariums in Europe as being admired, trusted, and acting as conservation organizations. Colleen says this bodes well for recovery from pandemic years as long as conservation actions take a central role in the stories and educational initiatives of aquariums.
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Photo Ark: Joel Sartore images featured in ZIMS

There is a new look on the ZIMS login and desktop screens, featuring images by famed wildlife photographer Joel Sartore. As founder of the Photo Ark, a 25-year effort by National Geographic to photograph every species in human care around the globe, Joel is an increasingly more familiar face among conservationists and educators. He often visits zoos and aquariums as he photographs individual animals representing their species.
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Supporting Animal Welfare: Species360 makes it easier to share welfare program essentials at home and with other institutions

In case you missed it! Here are recent enhancements to ZIMS for Care and Welfare. Using feedback from our members, we implemented improvements that make it easier and faster to track animal welfare, model processes for peer teams, and more quickly rollout templates designed for each species.
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Member Support: Congratulations Erika on your 10th Anniversary with Species360!

Congratulations to Erika Fronk on her 10th anniversary with Species360!  As a Member Support Advocate, Erika directly supports more than 270 association and institutional members, including regional associations World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo and Aquarium Association - Australasia (ZAA), and more. In 2021, Erika handled nearly 1,800 questions and help requests from our members. 
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