Tuesday, 26 April 2016

JMICAWE vet to speak at Nuremberg Conference 3-5 May on welfare indicators in zoo and aquaria species

Heather Bacon is giving a presentation at next week's Conference in Tiergarten Nuremberg on the "Assessment of Welfare of Marine Mammal Species in Zoological Parks".  Nuremberg Zoo is one of the largest zoological parks in Europe and is home to about 250 special of animals, including five species of marine mammals.

In co-operation with the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, the workshop objectives are to review scientific studies relevant to assessment of wild animal welfare in zoos, and to evaluate to extent to which known indicators can be applied and adapted to evaluate welfare in a zoological park setting with a focus on marine mammals.

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