THE DEVELOPING ZOO WORLD
Research in African zoos: stepping up to the plate?
Article first published online: 18 JAN 2012
© 2012 The Authors. International Zoo Yearbook © 2012 The Zoological Society of London
International Zoo Yearbook
Volume 46, Issue 1, pages 232–238, January 2012
How to Cite
Kotze, A. and Morgan, D. (2012), Research in African zoos: stepping up to the plate?. International Zoo Yearbook, 46: 232–238. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-1090.2011.00160.x
- Issue published online: 23 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 18 JAN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 10 JUN 2011
- Manuscript Received: 21 JUN 2010
- African Association of Zoos and Aquaria;
Following a membership-generated requirement, in 2009, the African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZAB) initiated a Research Committee to coordinate and guide research activities at African member zoos. The first step was to conduct a survey of research activities in PAAZAB member institutions. An analysis of such research activities is provided. While the total response was disappointingly low (20·8%), the survey was nonetheless able to demonstrate that respondent zoos in the region actively contribute to and participate in relevant research.