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What is TAG zoos?

What is TAG zoos?

The mission of an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) is to examine the sustainability and conservation needs of entire taxa and to develop recommendations for population management and conservation based upon the needs of the species and AZA-accredited institutions.

What does EEP stand for in conservation?

EAZA Ex situ programmes (EEP) aim at conserving healthy populations of animals in captivity. The acquisition of new animals and the regular exchange of animals between and beyond EAZA Members is essential when realizing healthy, demographically and genetically sustainable, populations.

What does Eaza stand for?

European Association of Zoos and Aquaria
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria ยป EAZA.

What are breeding Programmes for endangered species?

Zoos and aquariums take part in cooperative international and regional ex situ breeding programmes to form viable populations that can benefit in situ conservation efforts. These breeding programmes serve many purposes: Support demographic and genetic backup to wild populations.

What is in ex situ conservation?

Ex situ conservation is the technique of conservation of all levels of biological diversity outside their natural habitats through different techniques like zoo, captive breeding, aquarium, botanical garden, and gene bank.

Why do we need EAZA?

By ensuring that its member zoos and aquariums achieve and maintain the highest standards of care and breeding for the species they keep, EAZA empowers European citizens to learn about and contribute to global biodiversity conservation goals.

What is ZooLex?

ZooLex provides the WAZA logo with a link to the WAZA website in its Header. WAZA’s mission is to guide, encourage and support the zoos, aquariums, and like-minded organisations of the world in animal care and welfare, environmental education and global conservation.

What does the Zoo Licensing Act cover?

The Zoo Licensing Act 1981 (as amended) requires the inspection and licensing of all zoos in Great Britain. The Act aims to ensure that, where animals are kept in enclosures, they are provided with a suitable environment to provide an opportunity to express most normal behaviour.

What do breeding programs do?

Conservationists use breeding programs to try to help the recovery of endangered species by preserving the existing gene pool and preventing inbreeding. There also can be breeding programs for plants.

Why are breeding programmes important?

Why are breeding programmes important? Breeding programmes are important to maintain genetically healthy populations in zoos. Inbreeding in groups has to be avoided. That is why animals often move to or from Apenheul.

How do endangered breeding programmes work?

Computer databases help compile studbooks that record the details of each individual animal on the programme, e.g. its sex, date of birth, and full ancestry. The Species Co-ordinator decides which animals will be paired for breeding and asks the zoos that hold them to transfer the animals.

What is situ conservation?

In situ conservation means the conservation of ecosystems and natural habitats and the maintenance and recovery of viable populations of species in their natural surroundings and, in the case of domesticates or cultivated species, in the surroundings where they have developed their distinctive properties.