Bristol Zoological Society’s Annual Symposium

Field conservation and research makes up one of three strands of conservation along with breeding threatened species and behaviour-change zoo advocacy. In 2008 Bristol Zoological Society held a symposium to launch the part of the Society charged with running the wildlife conservation and research programmes at Bristol Zoo Gardens and in the field, now known as the Institute of Conservation Science and Learning.  We undertake original research to provide the critical insights that help fulfil our conservation goals, staffed by international conservationists, scientists and enablers of conservation. The symposium has become an annual event with each symposium having a different focus linked to our conservation programs.  We bring people from different areas of conservation together to talk about their work and discuss issues raised.

 Information on our 2020 symposium coming soon - check back for an update.


Bristol Zoological Society’s Annual Symposia archive

Opportunities and Challenges in Bird Conservation - In Collaboration with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
11th Annual BZS Symposium (2019)
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Session One Presentations
Session Two Presentations
Session Three Presentations

Madagascar. Past & Future Conservation

10th Annual BZS Symposium (2018) 
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The little things that run the earth: Why we need invertebrates and why they need us
9th Annual BZS Symposium (2017)
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Technology & Innovation for Conservation
8th Annual BZS Symposium (2016)
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Saving Wildlife Together. Conflict, co-existence and conservation
7th Annual BZS Symposium (2015)
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Forty Years of Zoo-based Conservation: The evolving role of zoos in species conservation
6th Annual BCSF Symposium (2013)
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Integrating Conservation and Development: Bringing people and wildlife together
5th Annual BCSF Symposium (2012)
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Gardeners of the Forest: Primate ecology and forest conservation
4th Annual BCSF Symposium + PSGB (2011)
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Species Conservation in a changing climate
3rd Annual BCSF Symposium (2010)
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How Can We Save Primates From Extinction?
2nd Annual BCSF Symposium (2009)
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BCSF Launch
Launch Symposium (2008)
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