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Connecting keepers worldwide

The vision of ICZ

A global network of zookeepers contributing to the highest standard of professional animal care and the role of zoos today.

The mission of ICZ

ICZ will contribute to the highest standard of professional animal care by:
  • Continuing to build a global network of animal care professionals
  • Supporting regional associations
  • Facilitating the exchange of knowledge and skills
  • Promoting professionalism via training and resource sharing
  • Supporting keepers involved in conservation projects

    International Congress on Zookeeping

    Where: Fundacion Temaiken, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    When : October 14th-18th, 2018

    The ICZ´s first bilingual (English and Spanish) congress will be held in Buenos Aires Argentina. The call for papers is now open, as well as applications for scholarships to attend. Registrations open 1 March at a price of $US450 earlybird until 30 June after which it will be $US510.
    More information can be found on the congress section of this website or the official congress website.

    Illustrated handbook on zookeeping

    We need your help!
    The ICZ committee is presently seeking YOUR assistance for a very exciting project. It is an illustrated handbook on zookeeping which will be produced in a number of selected chapters. The aim is to provide instruction for these keepers who are unable to read or source educational material in their own language.
    This project aims to provide keepers with a simple guide to improve animal husbandry and keeper safety via the use of pictograms. To create these we need people from zoos and wildlife parks around the world to send us sequential shots of keepers undertaking their daily tasks. The first one we will be concentrating on is feeding. The photos will only be used in the development of the pictograms and not for any other purpose. It doesn´t matter how good or poor your facilities are the main idea is to see how the actual tasks are being done.
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    To help please contact Carsten Knott - Vice President ICZ. You will receive an answer with the link to upload the pics to a cloud in a specific time frame.

    New - Association Member of the ICZ

    . Available to established Zookeeper Associations which are currently not a member of the ICZ. This membership category was developed in 2017 to cater for the growing number of zookeeper associations worldwide.
    We hope that in joining the ICZ you will be able to have better access to resources and a network to assist your members improve their skills, and thus the welfare of animals in their care.

    ICZ Association Membership Benefits include:
  • Instant ICZ membership for all Association Members and their members
  • Inclusion of your Keeper Association logo on the ICZ website
  • Your Keeper Association included in ICZ collateral
  • ICZ Associate Members attend ICZ events at Association Members prices

    Provide your association with the ability to:
  • Assist on ICZ Committees where appropriate
  • Contribute to the ICZ´s newsletter `Keeper Notes´
  • Include your Association events on the ICZ´s website calendar
  • Attend ICZ Congress Open Meetings
  • Host an ICZ Steering Committee meeting - as appropriate
  • Contribute financially to ICZ projects

    Requirements of Member Associations
  • Provide a contact able to communicate in English
  • Promotion of ICZ events and brand through their association communication platforms
  • Annual report on activities and membership of the association to ICZ one month prior to the ICZ Steering Committee annual meeting
  • Reciprocal member discount to their events

    For further information and an application form please contact the outreach officer.

    Include the ICZ in your will

    Consider leaving a bequeath for the ICZ in your will.
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