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

Leisure Opportunities issue 730, 2018 is now out!

Blogs:

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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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Four facilities host US Department of State’s first Zoohackathon

07 Nov 2016
by Jennifer Fields, Communications Coordinator, Association of Zoos and Aquariums
The participants’ goal was to use their technological skills to develop applications, systems, and tools to combat wildlife trafficking and other conservation challenges

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.

The US Department of State organised a Zoohackathon, which occurred from 7-9 October at conservation centres in Sydney, Australia, and London, as well as at four zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in the US: San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California, Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington, Saint Louis Zoo in Saint Louis, Missoouri, and the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, DC.

Supported by the US government’s Task Force on Combating Wildlife Trafficking and other partners, the event gathered teams of coders, programmers, designers, and conservation experts in a friendly competition. The participants’ goal was to use their technological skills to develop applications, systems, and tools to combat wildlife trafficking and other conservation challenges, raise public awareness about these issues, develop demand reduction technology, and highlight international collaboration.

At the end of the Zoohackathons, teams presented their ideas to an expert panel of judges, who announced the local winners. The winning teams from each site are now eligible to compete in a global competition, with the winner to be announced in November 2016.

For more information, visit www.zoohackathon.com.

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