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Press Releases

Jun 1, 2015

BIAZA celebrates National Volunteer Week

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. 

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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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