Houston, TX – Matt Lammers and his coworkers with the Houston Zoo were long-awaiting rain at Griffith League Scout Ranch in Bastrop County, Texas when, on a day in early August of this year, it finally came. Knowing the opportunity…
As a global community, we are now managing over 1,060 studbooks using ZIMS for Studbooks. The transition to an integrated, secure, standardized solution helps to improve access to information that is critical to managing populations, their genetics and welfare, now and in the future.
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)
Joe Barkowski, APM Committee Vice Chair for SSPs and Studbooks, will be hosting the next ZIMS for Studbooks Workshop which will take place on Tuesday, October 13 at 2pm Eastern.
Developed with input from the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA), ZIMS for Medical - Biobank enables regional and international zoo and wildlife organizations to securely manage large sample collections across regions.
Sarah Greeley, Field Conservation Coordinator, and Brigid Randle, Animal Registrar, Living Desert Zoo, talk with "Connected" host Latif Nasser about the role of population management programs in saving species. (Photo: Netflix, "Connected")
“By sharing information with other zoos and conservationists worldwide, we can all use this knowledge to better care for the species we’re striving to protect," said ZSL’s assistant curator of mammals, Teague Stubbington, in this ZSL feature, "A weighty matter."
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“Millions of unique samples are at the core of our ability to care for and save individual animals and species, now and far into the future. ZIMS vastly improves how the zoo, aquarium, and wildlife communities manage sample resources worldwide," said Paul Calle, Chief Veterinarian and Vice President for Health Programs, Wildlife Conservation Society.
Requested by studbook keepers and registrars alike, ZIMS for Husbandry will automatically display Studbook IDs in the Husbandry animal identifier grid.