International Zoo Yearbook
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Read the fully digitized backfiles from the Zoological Society of London. View seminal works from early explorers and zoologists and follow developments through to modern day zoological science. Notable contributors include Huxley, Owen, Wallace, Gray, Johnston, Blyth, Bell and Tickell. The Proceedings and Transactions also include colour plates from wildlife artists John Gould, Joseph Wolf and Edward Lear.
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IZY Editor's Article of Choice - commentary available!
Read the Editor's commentary on an inspirational paper from Volume 38 of the International Zoo Yearbook: by Alex Rübel (Director, Zoo Zürich, Switzerland) about the article by Michael Hutchins and Brandie Smith on 'Characteristics of a world-class zoo or aquarium in the 21st century'.
IZY Editorial Board Member's Article of Choice
Read the Editorial Board Member's commentary on inspirational papers from Volume 24/25 of the International Zoo Yearbook: by Lena M. Lindén (CEO Nordens Ark, Sweden) on the articles 'Studbooks: the basis of breeding programmes' by Angela Glatston, ‘The reintroduction of the Arabian oryx Oryx leucoryx into Oman’ by Mark Stanley Price and ‘The practical difficulties and financial implications of endangered species breeding programmes’ by Bill Conway.
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IZYEditor's Article of Choice
Read the Editor's commentary on a key paper from the International Zoo Yearbook: by Miranda F. Stevenson (Executive Director, BIAZA) on the article 'Zoos and Conservation Symposium' by Caroline Jarvis, with reference to ‘Studbooks for rare species of wild animals in captivity’, and ‘Activity rhythms in the giant panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca: an example of the use of checksheets for recording behaviour data in zoos’ by Devra Kleiman.
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The International Zoo Yearbook article 'Enriching the lives of bears in Zoos' has been featured by National Geographic online.
Bears have a long history in captivity and, in recent times, various enrichment techniques have been developed to stimulate the complex behavioural repertoire of these species. Enrichment strategies, where possible, should allow for an expression of natural behaviours observed in the wild.
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Volume 49: Reptile Conservation
Volume 49 Reptile Conservation
Guest Editors: Jeff Ettling and Fabian Schmidt
Reptiles are a very diverse group with a long evolutionary history dating back 300 million years to the Pennsylvanian period. They have adapted to a wide range of habitats in environments ranging from temperate to arid. Compared to birds and mammals, reptiles often have very restricted distributions with specific microhabitat requirements; making them particularly vulnerable to anthropogenic environmental changes. As such, reptiles are a group of conservation concern. Of the 9084 described species of reptiles only 35% have been evaluated for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Read more.