February 2020

Conservation Genetics course (weekly - Tuesday)

Antwerp ZOO Hosted by Antwerp ZOO i.s.m. Universiteit Antwerpen

Every Tuesday, scientists of ZOO Science teach a course on Conservation Genetics to biology undergraduates of Ghent University and Antwerp University.

April 2020

AZA Mid-year Meeting

Palm Springs, USA Hosted by The Living Desert and Botanical Gardens

In this fourth edition new challenges for global and regional population management will be discussed. Sander Hofman will represent the EAZA Antelope & Giraffid TAG and Jan Dams the EAZA Galliformes TAG.

EAZA Great Ape Taxon Advisory Group midyear meeting

Ouwehands dierenpark, Rhenen, The Netherlands Hosted by EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria)

The EAZA Great Ape Taxon Advisory Group consists of a number of experts from the European zoo community who take care of the great apes.

May 2020

SSIG meeting


The Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) gathers together every year about a hundred people who are interested in the Sahelo-Saharan species conservation; the Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group.

EAZA Antelope & Giraffid TAG Mid-Year Meeting

Almeria, Spain Hosted by EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria)

The EAZA Antelope & Giraffid TAG (AGTAG) consists of more than 40 experts from European zoos that get together to discuss keeping and managing antilopes and giraffes. This meeting is chaired by Sander Hofman, Antwerp ZOO and Planckendael ZOO.

EAZA Conservation Forum

Zagreb, Croatia Hosted by EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria)

The EAZA Conservation Forum is a biennial event bringing together over 100 representatives of zoos and aquariums, conservation organisations and in situ conservation projects for 3 days of workshops, presentations and other activities.

June 2020

IUCN World Conservation Congress

Marseille, France Hosted by The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

The IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia.

September 2020

EAZA Annual Conference

Leipzig, Deutschland Hosted by European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA)

The EAZA Annual Conference is the biggest annual gathering of the European zoo and aquarium community, bringing more than 600 delegates together for four days of meetings, presentations, discussions and networking opportunities.

October 2020

Group Management Workshop

San Diego ZOO, USA Hosted by EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria)

Philippe Helsen and Zjef Pereboom will take part in a global strategic workshop to produce group-management strategies to enable the genetic and demographic management of animal populations manitained in groups.

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