EAZA CONSERVATION FORUM 2016

BioParc Fuengirola was the proud host of the very successful EAZA Conservation Forum 2016

The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) is working hard to foster stronger collaboration on species conservation and especially on linking in situ and ex situ expertise. These mutually beneficial collaborations include supporting field projects, joint conservation action planning and priority setting as well as working together on species conservation direct actions and awareness raising.

From 10 – 13 May 2016 BioParc Fuengirola (Spain) was the proud host of the very successful 2016 edition of the EAZA Conservation Forum. 161 participants from over 100 different conservation organisations and zoos, came from 5 continents/32 countries to share their experiences in conservation and to continue building bridges between in situ and ex situ professionals. Next to more than 40 presentations and 4 workshops, there were a total of 28 posters available to view. A first for this Forum was the opportunity to show short films illustrating different conservation projects and activities.

During the Conservation Forum the EAZA Conservation Committee strives to create a meaningful platform where the zoo community as well as the field conservation community can gather and exchange experiences and build bridges between the two worlds.

Keep an eye out for details on the next edition of the EAZA Conservation Forum in 2018!

 
 
 

THANK YOU

to the following EAZA members who have kindly supported some of the speakers in the 2016 programme through Direct Sponsorship!

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EAZA CONSERVATION FORUM SPONSORSHIP FUND

EAZA strives to foster stronger collaboration related to species conservation and especially on linking in situ and ex situ expertise. You can contribute in furthering these partnerships by sponsoring the EAZA Conservation Forum in the following manners:

  • Invite and sponsor your field contacts to attend EAZA Conservation Forum 2018 (Direct sponsorship)
  • Contribute to the EAZA Conservation Forum Sponsorship Fund (Bronze, Silver and Gold level) 

For more information about the EAZA Conservation Forum Sponsorship Fund and the several sponsor options click here.  

If you are interested in sponsoring future editions of the Forum, please contact mirko.marseille@eaza.net.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & PROGRAMME

PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE

Preceding the event, the sold out EAZA Academy seminar on "Funding for in situ Conservation Projects" was run by John Regan (John Regan Associates) and Neil Maddison (Head of Conservation Programmes at Bristol Zoological Society).  The course provided an overview for conservation professionals about where to find sources for funding, and introduced the different techniques and approaches to be successful. Participants found the seminar 'very relevant, concrete and useful' with 'good mix of theory and examples'. The group had a broad range of backgrounds and we definitely could have filled a second day to really explore the wide range of examples and specific situations open to funding opportunities. A special thank you also goes out to Dan James, Director of Development at the Eden Project who joined the participants over Skype to talk about the power of crowdfunding.

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