EAZA

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EAZAEuropean Association of Zoos and Aquaria
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The five newly translocated individuals--two males and three females whose ages range from two to nine--were carefully selected and result from the foresight and vision of EAZA in helping to supplement wild populations in secure parks in Africa with genetically-robust individuals successfully bred and nurtured by the EEP.
Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, EPAA Chairperson, said, "In line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, we are very pleased to be supporting this important annual EAZA meeting, it is very important to preserve and protect wildlife in general, especially when you consider such indigenous specimens that are native to the region such as the Arabian leopard Asiatic cheetah, Asiatic caracal and sand cat."
"The issues in the letter are raised by Eaza in advance of final accreditation and are to enable the zoo to respond to the issues within an agreed timescale - in which we are doing.
EAZA also stipulates that enclosures must be of sufficient size, to avoid animals within herds or groups being unduly dominated by individuals and to avoid the risk of persistent and unresolved conflict between herd or group members or between different species in mixed exhibits.
The new additions were negotiated during the annual conference of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).
Dr Lesley Dickie, executive director of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (Eaza), told BBC Radio 4's The Report that between 3,000 and 5,000 healthy animals are put down every year across Europe.
But David Williams Mitchell, spokesman of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, or EAZA, estimates an average zoo in its 347-member organization annually kills about five large mammals, which adds up to 1,735.
It came as Copenhagen Zoo confirmed it has killed a healthy giraffe because of rules imposed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) to deter inbreeding.
Al Ain: Al Ain Zoo has been accepted as a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) for meeting the standards of animal care and wildlife conservation.
Summary: The Al Ain Zoo has been accepted as a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), a position that reflects the zoo's success in meeting the highest international standards of animal care and being a major contributor to wildlife conservation.
With high standards of husbandry and scientific research, said Dr Bouts, AWWP has gained international recognition for its efforts in conservation and is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).