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Nov 18, 2015

Tree management at The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire’s Cottage Bottom Fields, adjacent to their Blow’s Downs reserve near Luton, has benefitted a number of residents at ZSL London Zoo.

Aug 20, 2015
A penguin that brays like a donkey, a vulture that can reach heights of over 20,000 feet and a parrot that is one of the best mimics of the human voice. These are just three of the species staving off extinction thanks to the help of zoos and aquariums.
Jun 11, 2015

A clash of zebras, a stunning six-spot burnet moth and a snapshot of an Amur tiger cub peering into a camera were amongst the images which bagged an award at the national zoo photo awards.

Jun 11, 2015

Animal experts from the UK and Ireland’s leading zoos and aquariums gathered for a prestigious awards ceremony last night (Wednesday June 10). 

Jun 1, 2015

Volunteers play a crucial role in supporting the work of zoos and aquariums throughout the UK and Ireland. During National Volunteer Week (1st – 7 June) the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) are extending a heartfelt thank you to the thousands of hard-working helpers who donate precious time, energy and expertise to assist us in our mission to inspire people to help conserve the natural world. 

May 18, 2015

Animals across the country are going wild about the launch of this year’s Love Your Zoo week.

The event which was launched by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) in 2011 is aimed at encouraging people to visit their local BIAZA zoos, aquariums and wildlife centres, not only to have a fun day out, but to learn just how much they do for conservation, education and research.

From Saturday, May 23 to Saturday, May 30, more than 50 BIAZA zoos and aquariums from across the UK and Ireland will be hosting a week of fun activities from heart-themed craft activities to talks on how zoos care for their animals and getting visitors to help prepare food and enrichment treats. 

May 13, 2015

Staff at a wildlife charity will be capturing photos for conservation in a bid to raise awareness and funds for wildlife in Argentina.

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) will be getting out their cameras and snapping as many shots of Argentinian species as possible during their zoo and aquarium visits as part of their BIAZA Buy an Acre Campaign.

The campaign was launched by BIAZA, the professional association for Britain and Ireland’s best zoos and aquariums, last year in partnership with international conservation charity, World Land Trust (WLT) to help buy and protect land in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Central Mexico.

This year, the charity is focusing its efforts on raising funds to help purchase a property called El Pantanoso in northern Argentina.

Apr 29, 2015

British wildlife is set to enjoy a bright future thanks to a brand new partnership.

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has joined forces with The Wildlife Trusts to help support our native wildlife,

From nightingales and kingfishers to dragonflies and water voles, our native wildlife is struggling to find the habitat needed to thrive due to increased development, intensive agriculture and climate change

This exciting new collaboration will link BIAZA member zoos and aquariums with their local Wildlife Trusts, so they can get more involved in projects in their areas, providing skills, expertise and man-power for projects to support our native species.

Mar 20, 2015

Conservationists across the UK and Ireland have been getting their fingers green this month as part of a new campaign to highlight the importance of habitats for the wildlife on our doorsteps.

Feb 12, 2015

This Valentine’s Day, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) is celebrating some of the zoo world’s long-standing couples.

Visit a BIAZA zoo or aquarium on Saturday (Feb 14) and keep an eye out for some of our most amorous animals.

One of our oldest breeding pairs can be found at Blackpool Zoo. Flamingos Miami and Bermuda have been together for 42 years and have had one chick together. Not all flamingos mate for life, but zoo records show these two have stuck together through thick and thin.

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