16 Jul 2018 | Digital editions, magazines, websites, e-zines, handbooks and contract publishing for the leisure industry

Leisure Opportunities issue 740, 2018 is now out!

Blogs:

Read blogs by writer:

Liz Terry
CEO,
Leisure Media

Kate Cracknell
editor-at-large,
Health Club Management

Tom Walker
Journalist,
Leisure Media

Our guest writers:

Aleatha Ezra
Director of park member development,
World Waterpark Association

Jennifer Fields
Communications Coordinator,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Brad Irwin
Partnerships development manager,
Natural History Museum

Michel Buchel
President of Ecsite and CEO of NEMO, Amsetrdan,
NEMO

Julie Becker
Communications and Events Manager,
Ecsite

Eva McDiarmid
Chief Executive,
ASVA

Kurt Janson
Policy Director,
Tourism Alliance

Peter Ducker
Chief executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Maria Zolotonosa
Project Manager,
Ecsite

Ian Taylor
CEO,
SkillsActive

Ufi Ibrahim
Chief Executive,
British Hospitality Association

John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

Sam Coulstock
Customer Relationship Director,
Springboard

Lucy Schweingruber
Fundraising and Events Manager,
Ecsite

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by Jennifer Fields
Communications Coordinator, Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Four facilities host US Department of State’s first Zoohackathon

by Jennifer Fields

Poaching and wildlife trafficking are decimating populations of animals such as elephants, rhinoceroses, and tigers. The US government is working with governments and members of the public around the world to reduce demand of these products. [more...]

Aquariums and zoos fight to save critically endangered vaquita

by Jennifer Fields

With approximately 60 individuals left in the upper Gulf of California, the vaquita is one of 10 signature species included in AZA’s Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) programme. The AZA community is focusing expertise and resources on projects to ensure this critically endangered small porpoise species is not lost forever. [more...]

AZA training course equips future leaders of zoos and aquariums

by Jennifer Fields

It’s imperative that the next generation of executive directors of AZA-accredited zoological facilities are trained, educated, and prepared to lead their communities in environmental stewardship while advancing their facility with strong business and operational skills. [more...]

Saving species and engaging people

by Jennifer Fields

The primary goal of zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is to save species and engage people. As poaching has reached its highest level in decades and continues to increase, this goal is more important than ever before. [more...]

AZA Support Conservation Mission

by Jennifer Fields

AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums, known for their role in animal conservation, also strive to conserve natural resources utilised in their business operations. [more...]

Training citizen scientists

by Jennifer Fields

Visitors to zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) come away from the experience wanting to do more to help the wildlife they just saw up close. [more...]

At the front line of conservation

by Jennifer Fields

There are a total of 221 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) across seven countries. Each of these help connect people to nature and collectively they welcome 175 million visitors per year. [more...]

Making an impact

by Jennifer Fields

We often think of attractions in terms of how they interact with their guests, but what about the other ways they provide benefits to their community, professional colleagues and, perhaps most importantly, the environment? [more...]

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