The BIAZA Annual Awards 2024 - The Full List of Winners

Posted: 17th June, 2024

Each year, we recognise the achievements of BIAZA member zoos and aquariums across a wide range of categories in the BIAZA Annual Awards. Compiled below is the complete list of winners, and we'll be featuring many of the project submission videos on our Facebook.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their video and voted in our new version of the BIAZA Awards!

Animal Husbandry, Care and Breeding

  • RZSS HighlandSaving Wildcats – Ex-situ Conservation - WINNER
  • Chester Zoo Collared Trogon: from Confiscation to Conservation RUNNER UP
  • Bristol Zoological Society Improving welfare and husbandry for Valencia robertae RUNNER UP

Behaviour and Welfare

  • Whipsnade Zoo - Novel treatment and prevention of wounds on white rhinoceros (ceratotherium simum) caused by corvids - WINNER
  • Marwell Wildlife Blood draw training in okapi RUNNER UP
  • Blair Drummond Safari Park - Geriatric Care of Elephants - RUNNER UP

Field Conservation

  • Chester Zoo - Protecting Uganda’s Pangolins: Chester Zoo’s Giant Pangolin Project - WINNER
  • Weymouth SEA LIFE Park, National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham - Secrets of Seahorses (research, education and conservation) RUNNER UP
  • Battersea Park Children’s Zoo Battersea Park Children’s Zoo harvest mouse collaboration with the Ealing Wildlife Group RUNNER UP


  • Battersea Park Children’s Zoo Battersea Park Children’s Zoo apiary collaboration with the London Beekeepers’ Association WINNER
  • Chester Zoo Chester Zoo’s Planet Shark RUNNER UP
  • National Marine Aquarium The OCT Ocean-Climate Roadshow RUNNER UP


  • Hertfordshire Zoo Sun Bear Heights WINNER
  • Wildheart Animal Sanctuary Wildheart’s Wonderful Bamboo Domes! RUNNER UP
  • WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre WWT Slimbridge’s Waterscapes Aviary RUNNER UP

PR, Marketing, Digital & Events

  • Hertfordshire Zoo Smashing Sun Bear Stereotypes! WINNER
  • Paignton Zoo - Centenary Zoo: Delivering a community focussed communications and engagement campaign to celebrate Paignton Zoo’s centenary RUNNER UP
  • Galway Atlantaquaria Explore Your Shore Experiences RUNNER UP
  • Colchester Zoo Colchester Zoo’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations RUNNER UP


  • Dublin Zoo The new waste management system WINNER
  • Chester Zoo Sustainability at Chester Zoo RUNNER UP 

Diversity and Inclusion

  • London Zoo London Zoo Community Garden WINNER
  • The Deep F&B Recruitment Innovation RUNNER UP
  • National Marine Aquarium Ocean for All RUNNER UP


  • Tropical Butterfly House -The New Butterfly House WINNER
  • Twycross Zoo - Planting with Purpose - RUNNER UP
  • Banham Zoo Colour and geography zoning RUNNER UP


  • Chester Zoo Utilising Routine Non-Invasive Faecal Samples for the Detection of Oestrus and Early Gestation in Okapi (Okapi johnstoni) WINNER
  • Chester Zoo Immunostimulants to protect Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) from EEHVs RUNNER UP
  • Dublin Zoo Changes in Environment and Management Practices Improve Foot Health in Zoo-Housed Flamingos RUNNER UP

Professional Capacity Building

  • Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park KEEPERFEST WINNER
  • Chester Zoo Reproductive Management Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - RUNNER UP

Rising Star ⭐


  • Jamie Baker - Battersea Park Children's Zoo
  • Jonathan Beilby - Chester Zoo
  • Dan Trevelyan - Newquay Zoo


  •  Laura Graham - Bristol Zoo Project

Outstanding Achievement


  • Dr Veronica Cowl - Chester Zoo


Once again, congratulations to the dozens of members, teams, and individuals who go above and beyond to champion conservation, welfare, research, and education and so much more in the zoo/aquarium sector!

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