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We've received a host of awards from the British zoo community at a prestigious award ceremony.
BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) has just held its annual awards ceremony at Woburn Safari Park with over 100 people in attendance.
The event, known as the Zoo ‘Oscars’ is held to celebrate some of the incredible contributions made by the zoo community to animal welfare, wildlife conservation, public understanding and horticulture.
The Zoo took gold for its project on ‘bioacoustics, ecology and conservation of amphibians in Northwest Madagascar’, silver in the conservation category for the Avon Invasive Weeds Forum and silver for its PR and marketing efforts during the Saving Wildlife Together campaign among other awards.
As always, the winning projects were selected against very strict criteria: The assessors included external experts as well as professionals from within the zoo community.
Dr Bryan Carroll, CEO of Bristol Zoo said: “We are delighted to have had our contributions to conservation recognised and celebrated nationally. All of the awards highlight the extremely high standards and achievements of Bristol Zoo Gardens and show that the zoo community recognises the dedication and hard work that goes on at Bristol and other British zoos every day.”
Dr Kirsten Pullen, CEO of BIAZA, said: “Our judges were extremely impressed by the quality and range of projects submitted by Bristol Zoo for the 2015 BIAZA awards. We were delighted to award a well-deserved gold certificate for outstanding work on bioacoustics, ecology and conservation of amphibians in Madagascar and are pleased to have the opportunity to recognise Bristol Zoo’s superb contribution to the work of the zoo and aquarium community.”
BIAZA is a conservation, education and scientific wildlife charity, which acts as the principle professional body representing the responsible zoo and aquarium community in the UK and Ireland.
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