Season’s Greetings

As another year draws to a close, it’s typical for us to reflect on where we’ve come and were we’re going. What we can predict for 2017, perhaps more than many past years, is relatively uncertain. Even a few highlights from a list of current environmental issues is enough to give most of us pause….

Global Thunderclap for International Day for Biological Diversity

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums is organizing a worldwide “Thunderclap” to support the International Day for Biological Diversity on the theme “The Pyramid of Life” The Biodiversity is Us project wants to make as much noise as possible this year to raise awareness on biodiversity loss. What makes this year so special? WAZA…

Dr Gerald Dick, 2015 Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce Dr. Gerald Dick, Executive Director of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums as a keynote speaker at the 2015 ICOM NATHIST conference at the Taiwan National Museum. Dr Gerald Dick did his PhD in behavioural ecology under the supervision of Hans Winkler and the late Konrad Lorenz. After working…

ICOM NATHIST signs MOU with WAZA

February 2015, ICOM NATHIST signed a memorandum of understanding with the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, to undertake joint activities of mutual benefit for conservation of natural heritage. The crux of the MOU rests with two paragraphs that outline what we will do: A – Common areas for joint activities, relate clearly to the…

“Biodiversity is Us” – ICOM NATHIST collaborates with WAZA

With the theme of IMD15 “Museums for a Sustainable Society”, ICOM NATHIST is working even more closely with its partner the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to support “Biodiversity is Us”. Zoos and Aquariums, represented by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, are actively getting people to act to preserve biodiversity, which is…

New website ICOM NATHIST Wildlife Trafficking Working Group

In recognition of the impact of the wildlife trade on species conservation and museum security, ICOM NATHIST has formed the Wildlife Trafficking Working Group. Much like the Ethics Working Group, we will bring together partners, stakeholders and information, hold occasional meetings, undertake initiatives and post digests in our regular e-News bulletin. The website is now live and can…

eCultValue Observatory is open to museum professionals and museums

Working under the auspices of the Council of Europe, the European Museum Forum, which is also an ICOM partner, is dedicated to promote best practice examples in the museum sector and to create partnerships with other museum organisations. The common objective is to strengthen the position of museums in the times of crises and implement…

UNEP Children’s Painting Competiton

UNEP Children’s Painting Competition. Click on the picture to follow the link. ICOM NATHIST is pleased to be associated with The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in promoting their 23rd International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment. The International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment is organized every year by UNEP, the Japan-based Foundation for Global…