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In the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) EAZA Conservation Education Standards document there is the following mission statement: ‘To mitigate the extinction of biodiversity through quality conservation education that raises awareness, connects people to nature and encourages sustainable behaviours in the millions of people that engage with EAZA zoos and aquariums annually’. The main thrust of this mission statement is replicated through many regional zoo and aquarium associations, individual zoos and aquariums, and conservation organizations globally. The mission statement complements the changing notion of biodiversity conservation, and of the role of modern zoos and aquariums, but it is still a relatively new and innovative way of thinking about the aims and outcomes of conservation education.
As zoological institutions evolve to meet the increasing crisis in biodiversity loss, conservation education must also embrace a change in its remit, and expand its scope and approaches accordingly. The papers published in Volume 50 of the International Zoo Yearbook: Future Perspectives in Conservation Education give a brief insight into how zoos and aquariums and their associated organizations are currently fulfilling this conservation-education mission, and how the future of conservation education has a vital role to play in supporting the diversity and complexity of the work undertaken by zoological institutions and like-minded conservation organizations.
The second half of this volume has the regular contributions on developments in the zoo world.
FUTURE PERSPECTIVES IN CONSERVATION EDUCATION
- Editorial: Future Perspectives in Conservation Education / Sarah Thomas 9–15
- Walking the tightrope in educational research and evaluation: maintaining a strong research agenda while upholding research ethics via an on-site Institutional Review Board / K. L. Gillespie, L. M. Melber 16–22
- Can conservation education learn anything from ‘Big Data’? / A. Moss 23–33
- Groundwork for effective conservation education: an example of in situ and ex situ collaboration in South East Asia / B. Crudge, D. O'Connor, M. Hunt, E. O. Davis, C. Browne-Nuñez 34–48
- The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari: school visits to Wellington Zoo for conservation-based learning programmes – an example of effective collaboration between zoos and business / A. Hughes, L. Allan 49–60
- The challenges of evaluating conservation education across cultures / M. Esson, A. Moss 61–67
- A longitudinal evaluation of the Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) campaign for the Philippine crocodile Crocodylus mindorensis in northern Luzon, Philippines / M. C. Cureg, A. M. Bagunu, M. van Weerd, M. G. Balbas, D. Soler, J. van der Ploeg 68–83
- Developing an environmental-education programme using Black rhinoceros Diceros bicornis in Zambia as a case study / S. Offord-Woolley, P. Bamford, R. Desforges 84–95
- Utilizing Zoos Victoria's Connect-Understand-Act model to enable social and biological gains in northern Kenya / B. Squires, R. Lowry, C. Banks 96–111
- Bioinspiration education at zoological institutions: an optimistic approach for innovation leading to biodiversity conservation / M. Topaz 112–124
- Partners in learning and innovative teaching practices. An approach to conservation education to suit the context and purpose of learning skills in the 21st century: a pilot study / A. Costa, T. Carrilho 125–128
- Marine wildlife entanglement and the Seal the Loop initiative: a comparison of two free-choice learning approaches on visitor knowledge, attitudes and conservation behaviour / S. Mellish, E. L. Pearson, B. Sanders, C. A. Litchfield 129–154
- Does more education mean less fun? A comparison of two animal presentations / J. B. Mann-Lang, R. Ballantyne, J. Packer 155–164
DEVELOPING ZOO WORLD
- First breeding and hand rearing of the New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat Mystacina tuberculata at Auckland Zoo / D. Searchfield 165–173
- Intensive demographic and genetic management through European Endangered Species Programmes (EEPs) can make a difference: Cherry-crowned mangabey Cercocebus torquatus European studbook and White-naped mangabey Cercocebus atys lunulatus EEP results / S. F. Jara, MA. T. Abelló, F. Oliva, J. D. R. Teijeiro 174–182
- The effects of zoo visitors on a group of Western lowland gorillas Gorilla gorilla gorilla before and after the birth of an infant at Dublin Zoo / C. K. Collins, N. M. Marples 183–192
- Rescue and handling of Antillean manatees Trichechus manatus manatus in Venezuela 1992–2014 / E. O. Boede, E. Mujica-Jorquera 193–202
- Husbandry, management and breeding of the Greater one-horned rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis at Zoo Basel / F. von Houwald 203–214
- Causes and prevention of foot problems in Greater one-horned rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis in zoological institutions / F. von Houwald 215–224
- Zoos and Aquariums of the World 225–391
- Index to List of Zoos and Aquariums of the World 392–406
- International Studbooks for Rare Species of Wild Animals in Captivity 407–437
- Author Index to Volume 50 438
- Subject Index to Volume 50 439–443