DZG joins EAZA meet

Senior Curator, Derek Grove, represented DZG at the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Annual Conference at Budapest Zoo.


Derek joined zoo delegates from across Europe at the three-day event which saw a packed programme of events which included TAG (Taxon Advisory Group) meetings, committee sessions and workshops including features in new zoo exhibits, ex-situ and in-situ conservation programmes and a presentation on the conflicts between brown bears and humans living within the National Parks in isolated areas of Italy.

During the conference a species committee meeting for the Black lemur European Endangered species Programme was also held, of which Derek and DZG is the studbook holder – co-ordinating the breeding programme for the lemur species across Europe.

Derek said: “We discussed how we can move towards producing best practice guidelines for the species, which would greatly benefit new holders.”