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Dec 12, 2014

Shoppers are being urged to read the label when buying their Christmas pudding this year in a bid to save species, like the orangutan, from extinction.

From tomorrow (December 13), new labelling laws will mean food products must state the source of any oil or fat ingredient including palm oil, the production of which had led to the destruction of habitats of orangutans and many other endangered species.

In light of these changes, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) is working with The Jane Goodall Institute, The Orangutan Foundation and its 108 members to raise awareness of the importance of carefully considering ingredients in a product before purchase.

Jul 31, 2014

ZOOS and aquariums across Britain and Ireland have exceeded their aims and raised more than £10,000 to help protect precious wildlife habitat in Mexico.

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) set out to raise £10,000 by the end of 2014 to buy 100 acres of land for the BIAZA Buy an Acre project but after just six months, its members have already surpassed their goal.

Jun 5, 2014

Wildlife champion and TV presenter, Bill Oddie, will be joining zoos and aquariums across the UK and Ireland to discuss how they engage their visitors with the natural world.

The 2014 BIAZA Annual Conference, this year hosted by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster, will see more than 100 members of the British and Irish zoo and aquarium community come together to discuss the theme ‘Designing to Engage.’

Apr 1, 2014

Staff at a wildlife charity will be donning sombreros and hitting the streets of London to help raise vital funds to protect precious wildlife habitat in Mexico.

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) will be racing against time to capture 100 Mexican-related photographs within 12 hours as part of their BIAZA Buy an Acre Chilli Challenge.

Mar 6, 2014

Following recent press interest regarding Anne the elephant at Longleat Safari Park, BIAZA would like to reassure the public and members that there is no cause for concern for her welfare.

Feb 10, 2014

BIAZA has put together a statement in response to the recent press enquiries regarding euthanasia of lions at Longleat Safari Park and a giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo.

Jan 20, 2014

A group of conservationists from zoos across the UK and Ireland will be taking on Africa’s highest mountain to raise funds for the animals they care for.

The team, which includes staff from 7 BIAZA member zoos, will be pushing themselves to the limit by climbing the treacherous Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise funds for a number of wildlife charities including Rhinos in Lewa, Kenya, Wildlife Vets International, AEECL Lemur Conservation and Action for the Wild.

The group is also hoping to raise the profile of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria’s Pole to Pole campaign, an initiative to make more people aware of the effects of climate change on the polar caps and the wildlife living there and what they can do to make a difference.

Nov 28, 2013

A bathing buffalo, a basking butterfly and a snapshot of a vet in action were amongst the images which bagged an award at the national zoo photo awards.

BIAZA (the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) announced the winners of its annual photography competition at an award ceremony hosted by ZSL London Zoo.

Nov 21, 2013

Animal experts from the UK and Ireland’s leading zoos and aquariums gathered for a prestigious awards ceremony last night (Wednesday November 20)

BIAZA (the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) held its annual awards ceremony at ZSL London Zoo with over 150 people in attendance.

The event is held to celebrate some of the incredible contributions made by the zoo community to animal welfare, wildlife conservation, public understanding and horticulture.

Oct 24, 2013

Want to have a horribly good time this Halloween? Then why not head to the zoo where you can get up close and personal with a real creature of the night?

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