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29/01/2020 - 31/01/2020
All Day


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Chester Zoo Lecture Theatre

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We are looking forward to welcoming colleagues to a joint conference for the BIAZA Field Conservation Committee and BIAZA Native Species Working Group in January 2020.

With a Rewilding theme, the conference will provide an opportunity to network and share ideas, and will include practical sessions plus a range of interesting speakers. A draft programme will be available in the coming months.

The event will be hosted in the Chester Zoo Lecture Theatre, and colleagues will have the opportunity to look around Chester Zoo during breaks or before and after the event. Day 1 will focus on NSWG key topics, Day 3 FCC topics; and Day 2 will be a combined day and include the opportunity to attend an evening meal function. Delegates are welcome to join all three days, or can book for individual days. A BIAZA NSWG meeting will also occur the day before on the 28 January for those who are members of this group.

The cost are listed below and include attendance at all of the presentations and workshops, tea/coffee and lunch. It does not include accommodation or transport to and from the venue. There is an optional evening meal cost on the 30 January, which will be in the Oakfield.

Early bird costs (until 13 December 2019):
BIAZA Member: £42 per day

Standard costs:
BIAZA Member: £55 per day

Optional meal in The Oakfield on the 30 January: £25

Staff attending from zoological collections who are NOT BIAZA members will be invoiced an additional £100 per person. This is a single payment; once you have registered you will be invoiced directly so that the payment can be made directly to the BIAZA office. These funds will contribute towards future BIAZA conservation-focussed events and activities.

For non-zoological persons and organisations the BIAZA member price applies.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact Sarah Bird via

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: we would really like zoos, aquariums and their partner organisations to present their conservation and research projects, especially those with a rewilding aim or with direct relevance to rewilding (e.g. translocations, conservation grazing, reserve management, connection to nature etc.). If you would like to speak at the conference please submit an abstract (maximum 250 words) to stating whether you have a preference for Day 1 (native species focus), Day 2 (rewilding focus) or Day 3 (international or global focus). The deadline for submission is 24 November 2019.

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