- Zoos as they currently exist do not make as meaningful a contribution to conservation work as they profess to do.
- Findings from the EU Zoo inquiry of 2011 support this.
- Zoos already have much of the framework to conduct effective conservation work.
- We propose to repurpose existing zoos and wildlife centres listed as zoos by Biaza as either Large Scale Conservation Centres (LSCCs) or Small Scale Conservation Centres (SSCCs).
- Zoos and aquaria not fit to be repurposed will be shut down.
- With extended international efforts, Britain will establish itself as a leader and example in conservation work while contributing to the global effort.
- We propose a shift in the collective mindset of animals being there for us, to us being there for the animals.
|Title||Zoos and Conservation Policy|
|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||Macpherson, Ellen. 2017. The Future of Zoos – An Advocacy Projection for British Zoos in the year 2030.|
|Action||Download (Macpherson, Ellen. 2017. The Future of Zoos – An Advocacy Projection for British Zoos in the year 2030.)|