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- The global reach of zoos and aquariums in visitor numbers and conservation expenditures.
- Quantifying the contribution of zoos and aquariums to peer-reviewed scientific research
- Captivity for Conservation? Zoos at a Crossroads
The global reach of zoos and aquariums in visitor numbers and conservation expenditures.
The debate as to which animals are most beneficial to keep in zoos in terms of financial and conservative value is readily disputed; however, demographic factors have also been shown to relate to visitor numbers on an international level. The main aims of this research were: 1 To observe the distribution and location of zoos across the UK, 2 to develop a way of calculating zoo popularity in terms of the species kept within a collection and 3 to investigate the factors related to visitor numbers regarding admission costs, popularity of the collection in terms of the species kept and local demographic factors. Animal collections are aggregated around large cities and tourist regions, particularly coastal areas. Zoos should incorporate generating high popularity scores as part of their collection planning strategies, to ensure that they thrive in the future, not only as tourist attractions but also as major conservation organizations. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Quantifying the contribution of zoos and aquariums to peer-reviewed scientific research
The "sustainability crisis" in zoos and aquariums has been a sobering reminder of how limited our resources are for maintaining viable populations of species threatened with extinction. This, combined with increasing concern among the public about the value of zoos and aquariums, suggests that the zoological profession should engage in a thorough re-examination of our guiding principles, philosophies, and practices with regard to collection planning at global, regional, and institutional scales. An analysis of AZA cooperative breeding programs reveals that in order to make these populations viable, many more founders and tens of thousands more spaces for animals, either in existing facilities or new ones, are necessary if we want to maintain all of the species that are covered by cooperative breeding programs currently. Regional zoological associations and their associated cooperative breeding programs must be more strategic and make more scientifically defensible decisions about which species to try and safeguard in zoos and aquariums. This would enable the zoological profession to give society a "Promise List" of species that we will commit to save from total extinction.
zoos and aquariums in visitor numbers and conservation expenditures. METHODS. We approached 12 national and regional zoo and aquarium.
Captivity for Conservation? Zoos at a Crossroads
Reflecting on both theoretical disagreements animal protectionists vs. Finally the question will be addressed whether the new paradigm will achieve a morally acceptable balance between animal welfare costs and species conservation benefits. Today, the animal world is under severe attack as a result of two strongly interconnected global processes.
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zoological Gardens. In the face of escalation of biodiversity loss, ex-situ conservation challenges by zoos and aquariums are becoming more important. Since the available resources of zoos and aquariums such as facilities, human resources and financial resources are limited, collection plan which prioritize the target species based on the objectives or feasibility has been developed. And ex-situ conservation measures are carried out in accordance with the captive population management programs that have been set up for prioritized species to maintain proper genetic and demographic conditions of the populations. Furthermore, recently animal welfare practice must be considered to proceed with the conservation programs.
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This research review examines how zoos influence those who visit them. Furthermore, zoo visitors are receptive to conservation messaging and initiatives at zoos and are more likely to participate in on-site conservation opportunities as opposed to after their visits. The research also suggests that repeat visitors are even more inclined to seek out conservation efforts compared to those visiting zoos for the first time. While current research suggests that repeat visitors are more likely to engage in conservation efforts, little is known about causal factors related to such findings, and almost no research exists to-date comparing the conservation efforts of visitors vs. This latter comparison will likely play a greater role in future zoo visitor research, since it poses one of the most important metrics for evaluating the specific effects visiting a zoo can have on people engaging in conservation efforts in general.
BRIEF REPORT. The Global Reach of Zoos and. Aquariums in Visitor Numbers and. Conservation Expenditures. Markus Gusset. Ã and Gerald.
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A great deal of learning takes place outside of the standard curriculum. School-based education is often insufficient to address climate change; many schools do little to cover the topic, perhaps out of the desire to avoid political controversy. This leaves social media, mainstream news media, and informal learning environments to cover the gap. Although social media and mainstream news media can be politically polarized, science museums, zoos, and other informal learning environments draw a broad and diverse audience, and are generally trusted by people across the political spectrum. This makes them an important location for climate change education. Informal learning environments are settings outside traditional educational institutions in which information is communicated.
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