To achieve our conservation aims we have close working partnerships with different NGO's, organisations and charities.
The Wildlife Trusts
BIAZA and The Wildlife Trusts have joined forces to create our new ‘Wildlife at Home’ partnership for native species conservation. This partnership facilitating connections between BIAZA member zoos and aquariums and their local Wildlife Trusts so they can get involved with key native species projects in their area. In the January 2017 edition of BIAZA News you can read an article about some of our members and the involvement with their local Wildlife Trust. Contact details for local Wildlife Trusts can be found here.
World Land Trust Partnership
BIAZA has been working with the World Land Trust (WLT) since 2007 when we embarked on a project to raise funds for the purchase of 1,651 acres (668 hectares) of Atlantic forest in Brazil with WLT’s conservation partner in Brazil, Reserva Ecológica de Guapi Assu (REGUA). The aim of Phase 1: BIAZA Reserve Project was to allow zoos and aquariums, who do not have the capacity for large conservation projects, to become part of a larger group of zoos collectively working together and to highlight how much more we can achieve when we collaborate with other organisations.
Between 2010 and 2016 BIAZA members, in partnership with the WLT, donated and raised funds for a number of projects such as funding reserve rangers in Borneo, Brazil, Mexico and Armenia and the ‘Buy An Acre’ campaign which was dedicated to habitat protection in central Mexico.
Now following these successful partnership campaigns, in 2017, BIAZA is proud to announce a new campaign called Helping Habitats. The aim is to raise funds to protect vulnerable habitats around the globe; providing an in situ safety net for our planet's increasingly threatened species of flora and fauna. For our first project in Helping Habitats we are fundraising for the protection and management of 20,000 hectares of lowland forest in Khe Nuoc Trong (KNT), Vietnam. For more information about the campaign and our call to action please visit our Helping Habitats Campaign page.