21 November 2018|
Harpij Congres (Dutch)
16 September 2018
28 November 2017
Volume 2017, number 4
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Connecting keepers worldwide
The vision of ICZA global network of zookeepers contributing to the highest standard of professional animal care and the role of zoos today.
The mission of ICZICZ will contribute to the highest standard of professional animal care by:
International Congress on ZookeepingWhere: 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 zookeepingWe 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:
Provide your association with the ability to:
Requirements of Member Associations
For further information and an application form please contact the outreach officer.
Include the ICZ in your willConsider leaving a bequeath for the ICZ in your will.
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