- There is growing national consensus for more stringent guidelines and increased transparency in the governance of our zoological institutions.
- Our environment is increasingly threated – as Anderson states in the IUCN annual Report, (2015:p.9) ‘environmental challenges which we face are unprecedented in their urgency and potential impact’ and ‘unless we recognise that reality, we are sure to undermine the very security of our existence on Earth as we know it’.
- There are increasing global concerns regarding human mental health.
- Zoos should use human’s innate affinity to nature to increase education and improve human wellbeing, which will help to tackle the above concerns.
|Title||The Future of Zoos: Education and Human Welfare|
|Module||HPSC3051 Zoos in Science and Culture|
|Level||BSc year 3|
|Assignment||Student complete a policy paper proposing an answer to the question: what should we do with zoos?|
|Citation||Norris, Isabel. 2017. The Future of Zoos: Education and Human Welfare.|