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Zoos and Conservation Policy

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Summary

  • 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.

Information

Title Zoos and Conservation Policy
Author Macpherson, Ellen
Module HPSC3051 Zoos in Science and Culture
Session 2016-2017
Level BSc year 3
Assignment Student complete a policy paper proposing an answer to the question: what should we do with zoos?
Credit author
Other information
Citation Macpherson, Ellen. 2017. The Future of Zoos – An Advocacy Projection for British Zoos in the year 2030.
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