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….

Survey on partnerships between zoos and museums

ICOM NATHIST has joined with the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to explore ways that the two sectors can work more closely to conserve global natural heritage, advance research and more effectively engage our joint public. We want to hear from you! Please take five minutes to fill out the survey at this…

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…

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums launches “Biodiversity is Us”

  Biodiversity is Us: getting 700 million visitors to Zoos and Aquariums to act ICOM NATHIST is pleased to report that the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is launching its biggest global campaign on biodiversity to date – Biodiversity is Us.  13 May 2014, Gland, Switzerland / Bristol, United Kingdom-Zoos and Aquariums are…