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.
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.
Following a talk at the SC20 High Performance Computing Conference, Species360 Director of Science Dalia Conde talks with ScienceNode magazine about how data can help us better understand species survival
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.
Catching up? While this is not all of the news related to Species360's role in science and conservation, here is a look at some of the recent news regarding the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance, ZIMS data impact on conservation and…
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).
Regional association and institutional studbook keepers, Taxon Advisory Groups, Species Survival Programs, and others were responsible for record growth, migrations, and achievements in 2020.
Here, Poland national news and Israel's ynet tv look at European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the impact of collaborative programs that protect species. With EAZA members The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem, the Biblical Zoo, and Warsaw Zoo.
Species360 is among those invited to be an International Champion of the EWC initiative. Other champions include the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), African Wildlife Foundation, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, the Jane Goodall Institute and others. International Champions support the EWC Statement of Purpose, and help to advance the objectives of the Initiative among their peers, members, and communities.
To curb illegal trade in tigers, WWF and TRAFFIC recommend establishing a central EU registry, one that models the one required by European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), to improve transparency to the births, care, welfare, and deaths of all tigers in captivity.