22 November 2011

We took home awards for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year and Best Tourism Event for Dinosaurs at Large!

And after some fantastic work from our very own internal ‘Green team’ we were nominated for the Sustainable Tourism Award.

We’re also pleased to pick up seven commendations at the BIAZA ACE Conference last week. The BIAZA commendations were for:

Significant Advances in Husbandry and Welfare: The use of positive reinforcement training techniques to enable foot care in giraffes without the risk of sedation• Conservation Breeding: Breeding and rearing the Denison’s barb Puntius denisonii, at Chester Zoo• Best Field Conservation Project: Restoration and Reforestation of the Grande Montagne Nature Reserve, Rodrigues• Best Education Project: public and general visitor: Vets – the inside story• Best Education Project: schools and educational institutions: Chester Zoo: The Challenges of driving up quality in education • Best PR Project: Dinosaurs at Large! Best Research Project: Does it matter if you are dull? How carotenoids affect fitness in frogs

Thank you to all the teams involved in our nominations, and a very special thank you for everyone who voted for Dinosaurs at Large! as the Best Tourism Event on Facebook.