British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums

British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums

'' The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), is thrilled to be partnering with National Family Week during the launch of Love Your Zoo week. More than 25 million people visit BIAZA zoos and aquariums every year and it is not only a fun day out for the family, but inspires them to help conserve the natural world. This week is a chance to have a great time at the zoo with your family while learning more about conservation ''
Miranda Stevenson, Executive DIrector

Website: www.biaza.org.uk

BIAZA is a conservation education and scientific wildlife charity, which acts as the principal professional zoo body representing the responsible zoo and aquarium community in the UK. With 100 members, its role is to develop and spread best practice within the UK and international zoo community, combining lobbying and campaigning with the development of policy in collaboration with the government and scientific organizations. BIAZA members pride themselves on their excellent animal welfare, education and conservation work. They support around 700 projects every year by providing financial support in excess of £10 million and by supplying skills, staff and equipment for conservation programmes worldwide.

This year BIAZA is launching Love Your Zoo Week from Monday, May 30 to Sunday, June 5, 2011. Its aim is to encourage people to visit their local BIAZA zoos and aquariums and to not only have a great day out, but also learn just how much they do for conservation, education and research. More than 70 zoos, aquariums and wildlife centres across the UK are taking part and will be putting on a week of fun activities for you and your family.