The top researchers, academics and lecturers in the zoo world will be descending on Newquay Zoo next week for the 14th annual British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) Research Symposium.

The event - which is being held in conjunction with Cornwall College Newquay – gives zoo staff, researchers and academics the opportunity to showcase their research to their peers. It takes place on the 10th and 11th July, and features talks, presentation as well as important networking opportunities for those interested in a career in animal research.

Kathy Baker, Education and Research Officer at Newquay Zoo said; ‘‘Our excellent conservation and research projects, as well as our unique partnership with Cornwall College Newquay has meant that this year we get the chance to host the BIAZA Research Symposium alongside the college. It is wonderful to host such a prestigious event, which highlights all the good work that BIAZA Zoos do for conservation worldwide, and the depth of knowledge that members have in their specialist field. By sharing and celebrating all this information, we can hopefully learn more and improve further on all aspects of animal care.’’

Ruth Martin, Curriculum Area Manager at Cornwall College Newquay agreed; “We are very happy to be hosting the BIAZA event at Cornwall College Newquay. Being given the chance to discover more about current research in the zoo world is very interesting in relation to our animal based courses and I’m sure a lot of our lecturers will find it very relevant for their teaching.”

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