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Legislative Guidance

Zoo Licensing Guidance (pdf)
This document (approved by Defra) is BIAZA advice to members on zoo licensing inspections and their frequency and on renewal of licenses. 

HSE Executive: Managing Health and Safety in Zoos, 2012 

Review of Zoos Education and Conservation Contribution - Prepared for Defra by ADAS

Review of local authorities implementation of the Zoo Licensing Act in England and Wales - Prepared for Defra by ADAS
Sheep and Goat ID (pdf)
This is a guidance note which summarises what zoos in GB who keep sheep and goats should do to comply with the law on sheep and goat ID and movement recording. 
Guidance for the keeping of Anti-venom (pdf)
Defra Guidance for the keeping of anti-venom as per SSSMZP and HSE guidance on managing health and safety in zoos 

Balai Requirements for Primates
Information note detailing Balai requirements for primates.

Article 60 and Article 10 Licence Guidelines
This document provides guidance particularly with respect to A10 licences for wild-disabled birds.

Animal Movement Protocol Workbook
This document provides practical guidance and a framework for carrying out animal moves in line with legislation.  This has been produced for BIAZA by Matt Hartley, Zoo and Wildlife Solutions.

Guidelines on Contingency Planning for Notifiable Diseases   


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