Richard attends EAZA meet

Curator Richard Brown represented DZG at the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Annual Conference in Belfast.


Richard joined zoo delegates from across Europe at the four-day event at the city’s Waterfront Hall, which saw a packed programme of events which included TAG (Taxon Advisory Group) meetings, committee sessions and workshops.

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


Richard said: “It was a really interesting conference and I came back learning a lot.

“With 49 different countries in one room, it’s always good to network and put names to faces of the people I’ve only ever spoken to over email.”