Welcome to ASZK
a society based on improving the welfare of
wild animals in captivity by allowing members
to communicate achievements and advances in
the areas of primarily animal husbandry.
Upcoming ASZK events
ASZK Annual Conference 12 - 15 March 2015 - Launceston, Tasmania
"Past, Present and Future"
First Call for Papers closes 30 January 2015 - click here for details
Registration details coming soon.
ASZK Bowling for ??? in 2016 and 2017
The ASZK committee is requesting nominations for the next two species to be the recipients for the “Bowling for” fundraiser for 2016 and 2017. The fundraiser jointly raises funds for ASZK to help support our work including the keeper development scholarship, website and involvement in the ICZ. Funds raised are split evenly between ASZK and the nominated species.
Previous species have included Greater Bilby, Asian Rhinos , Corroboree frogs, Cassowary, Philippine Crocodile, Kea, Tenkile, Numbats, Painted Dogs and most recently Kagu. Richmond Birdwing Butterfly is the 2015 recipient.
The main criteria is that the money will go to a project that is part of a recognized recovery or conservation project. Details must be submitted regarding exactly what the money will be used for and how it will increase the conservation of this species. The amounts raised for the conservation projects in the past have been between $3,000 and $10,000.
A report on how the money was spent for publication in thylacinus is also required following the donation.
To submit an application please email Liz Romer at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 March 2015 citing “Bowling for application” in the subject line.
New Member Benefits
20% Discount - New Zookeeping Book
I’m pleased to let you know, on behalf of editorial director Christie Henry, that Zookeeping: An Introduction to the Science and Technology has published.
We’re happy to offer your ICZ members a 20% discount on the book, available for sale on our website. The following link adds one copy to the shopping cart at the discounted price; the discount code is WAZA20 (they can use this code we developed for WAZA).
Dr Vicky Melfi is Behavioural Biologist at Taronga Zoo Dr Sheila Pankhurst is Head of the Department of Life Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University
Dr Vicky Melfi is Behavioural Biologist at Taronga Zoo
Dr Sheila Pankhurst is Head of the Department of Life Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University
Aussie Dog Enrichment Devices - 25% off
see back page of thylacinus Vol 37 No 3
Important industry events
International Rhino Keepers Association Meeting - Chester Zoo 15-18 June 2015
International Congress on Zookeeping 9 - 13 September 2015 - Leipzig Germany. Visit iczoo.org for information.
Keeper Funding Opportunities - Grants and scholarships
ASZK Des Spittall Scholarship for Keeper Research - applications now open
Named in honour of the late Des Spittall, a life member of ASZK, the ASZK committee has launched the Des Spittall Scholarship for keeper research. This is open to people who have been a financial member of ASZK for 12 months or more. This is an annual scholarship up to the value of $2,000 Click here for details
ASZK Annual Awards
To nominate or for more information - please go to the 'Announcements' Page
If you have any queries regarding ASZK please email email@example.com