Conservation Projects
Anna Francis


This archive contains just a few of the 600+ projects supported by BIAZA members every year. Many of these projects are BIAZA annual award winners and commendations. We are now accepting submissions for the 2018 BIAZA Awards. You can more information on how to submit your project by clicking here.

For additional examples of the crucial conservation work undertaken by our zoos and aquariums, see our Top Ten Campaign series of reports, below. Each of these reports focuses on a different taxa, highlighting those threatened species which are benefitting from the  efforts of our members.
Top Ten Report 2012 (Mixed Taxa)
Top Ten Report 2013 (Mammals)
Top Ten Report 2014 (Reptiles and Amphibians)
Top Ten Report 2015 (Birds)
Top Ten Report 2016 (UK Native Species)

Harvesting as a tool for avian translocation
Harvesting as a tool for avian translocation Paignton Zoo aimed to develop a method of harvesting and hand-rearing wild cirl bunting nestlings and use this method to establish a self-sustaining population in Cornwall. Find out More
Coral conservation
Coral conservation The SECORE (SExual COral REproduction) project is a collaboration between many research and aquarium institutes to protect and restore coral reefs around the world. Find out More
Protecting Manta rays in Sudan
Protecting Manta rays in Sudan The Deep is working in partnership with Equipe Cousteau on a region-wide Shark and Ray Conservation and Management programme for the Red Sea. Find out More
Studbook and breeding programmes
Studbook and breeding programmes Good zoos and aquariums do much more than simply display animals to visitors, there is a lot of science that goes on behind the scenes. Find out More