EAZA

Singing from the rooftops!

We’re singing from the rooftops in thanks to YOU for helping us achieve a silver award for contributing more than €3,000 to save Asian songbirds from extinction. For the last two years we’ve been raising funds and awareness for the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) conservation campaign ‘Silent Forest, Asian Songbird Crisis’, which Continue reading Singing from the rooftops!

Bear plans put in place!

Further plans have been put in motion to bring brown bears back to DZG following a visit to a four-day international zoo event. DZG Curator Richard Brown and Birds Section Leader Nicola Wright joined more than 900 conservationists at Bioparc Valencia in Spain for the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) Annual Conference. The Continue reading Bear plans put in place!

Critically endangered pairing

We’re really proud to be in a breeding position for the second rarest bird on the planet, following the arrival of a critically endangered female Asian songbird. The 11 month-old Bali Mynah – one of the world’s most iconic songbird species –  has relocated from Heidelberg Zoo in Germany as part of a European Endangered Continue reading Critically endangered pairing

Funds soar for Asian songbirds in crisis

Just over a year ago, Dudley Zoological Gardens vowed to make a noise about the plight of songbirds stolen from forests in Southeast Asia – and we certainly have! And we’ve been joined by a very special ambassador who is helping us continue to raise awareness and funds for the European Association of Zoos and Continue reading Funds soar for Asian songbirds in crisis

Richard joins zoo delegates

Curator Richard Brown joined zoo delegates from across Europe as he attended the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Annual Conference in the Netherlands. During the four-day event at Wildlands Adventure Zoo in Emmen, Richard networked with over 800 delegates from more than 50 countries. Richard said: “The main reason for my visit was Continue reading Richard joins zoo delegates

Digital dating

A new online dating system is helping with the matchmaking of black lemurs. DZG Curator Richard Brown joined fellow European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) studbook co-ordinators from around the world at Chester Zoo for the four-day EAZA Academy Advanced Breeding Programme Management course, where participants learnt new online techniques for managing their studbooks. Richard, who took over the Continue reading Digital dating

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, Continue reading Richard attends EAZA meet