The Committees are:
Communications and Development Committee (CDC)
C&DC advises the BIAZA office with regards to marketing and PR, oversees any promotional activity, campaigns and communication on the work of members to the community at large. C&DC also organizes an annual seminar on marketing and public relations issues (part of the Awards, Communications and Education conference).
Learning and Volunteering Committee (LVC)
LVC is responsible for coordinating the work of members in conservation, education and training. They produce information leaflets, carry out surveys on the educational work of members and hold an annual conference on zoo education (part of the Awards, Communications and Education conference).
Field Programmes Committee (FPC)
FPC encourages, facilitates and monitors the national and international in-situ conservation work of BIAZA and its member collections, and promotes an environmentally sustainable approach. The committee oversees the work of the Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Group (ES&CC), and the Native Species Working Group (NSWG) and encourages cooperation and collaboration with other BIAZA committees.
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Living Collections Committee (LCC)
LCC deals with ex-situ conservation and animal management, with sub-groups to assist with this large brief. This includes the Records group (BrecG), the Veterinary Advisory Group (VAG) and six Taxon Working Groups (TWG); Mammals (MWG), Birds (BWG), Reptiles and Amphibians (RAWG), Terrestrial Invertebrates (TIWG), Aquarium (AWG), and Plant (PWG). The chairs of each of the subgroups sit on this committee, along with champions for research, training, legislation and welfare.
Taxon Working Groups liaise closely with EAZA and discuss species management programmes (EEPs and ESBs), animal management, research and conservation issues pertaining to their relevant taxa. Each TWG holds an annual two or three day meeting at a BIAZA collection. The Veterinary Advisory Group advise on veterinary related matters. The Records Group promote good practice in record keeping and run annual workshops which include training in record keeping software such as ARKS and ZIMS.
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Membership and Licensing Committee (MLC)
M&LC deals with all matters relating to membership, standards of members and legislation.
Research Committee (RC)
The Research Committee provides advice to BIAZA members on research, both in- and ex-situ, communicates the importance and benefits of zoo-related research and works to raise the profile of zoo-related research within and outside the zoo community. The Research Committee organizes the Annual Zoo Research Symposium each year with workshop and training sessions, the proceedings of which are published. It also produces guidelines for researchers in zoos and aquariums and a regular newsletter.
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