Adapted in part from: Conway, W. (2000): The changing role of zoos in the 21st century. EAZA News29: 8–13.
The role of zoos in the 21st century1
Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007
International Zoo Yearbook
Volume 38, Issue 1, pages 7–13, January 2003
How to Cite
Conway, W. (2003), The role of zoos in the 21st century. International Zoo Yearbook, 38: 7–13. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-1090.2003.tb02059.x
- Issue online: 18 DEC 2007
- Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007
- accepted 5 March 2001
- conservation programmes;
- population growth;
Zoos have been overtaken by the rapidity of wildlife extinction and most of their conservation programmes are unresponsive. To fulfil their obligations to society, and to survive, zoos must become proactive conservation organizations, applying their popularity to win support for wildlife protection and their expertise to help sustain reduced numbers of wildlife in marginal habitats.