BIAZA supports a number of campaigns including national campaigns such as National Insect Week run by the Royal Entomological Society and the Big Fish Campaign which was initiated by the National Aquarium Workshop (NAW) and is run by the BIAZA Aquarium Working Group. Since 2000, BIAZA has also facilitated its members to take part in an annual campaign that is run on a European scale by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).
By having a collaborative, united effort, European zoos and aquariums are able to have much more of an effect on species in the wild. Be it to raise awareness amongst zoo going public and school children through targeted activities, gathering signatures on petitions from all across Europe, to raising a significant sum of money to support field programmes.
Please note that all projects that benefit from any funds raised go through a rigorous, criteria-based selection process by a panel of people that includes both zoo/aquarium and field based professionals.
BIAZA also runs its own annual Love Your Zoo Campaign for member collections and encourages its members to organize BIAZA BioBlitz events in conjunction with the Native Species Working Group and the Bristol Natural History Consortium throughout the year.
9th Feb 2021