Research Resources

The BIAZA Research Committee, encourages all researchers who would like to work in zoos to use these resources before approaching individual zoos. These resources aim to help researchers and zoo staff alike to ensure optimal research is undertaken in zoos.  


BIAZA Research Quick Guide for Students
Zoo Research Guidelines
Zoo Research Symposium (proceedings)
Research Newsletter
BIAZA Research Database
Research Support Application documents
Resource documents for projects
List of peer-reviewed BIAZA member publications
(This list is not complete and we would encourage all members to submit their published research for inclusion. Email [email protected] to submit your publications) 

Looking at People Looking at Animals (pdf)
A Bibliography on visitor experience studies and exhibit evaluation compiled by Harry Schram for the EAZA Educaton Committee

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Paignton Zoo's Great Big Rhino Project has made crucial donations of cash to wildlife conservation on two continents. The Project is to give £60,000 to support work in Africa and South East Asia to protect rhinos in the wild. More

Collaborative research by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Bristol Zoological Society and the Comorian NGO Dahari has revealed the Livingstone’s fruit bat is likely to be the most endangered fruit bat in the world. 


New data released by WWF and ZSL (Zoological Society of London) today reveals that overall global vertebrate populations are on course to decline by an average of 67 per cent from 1970 levels by the end of this decade, unless urgent action is taken to reduce humanity’s impact on species and ecosystems.


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