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This meeting in Meeresmuseum Stralsund, Germany, to bring those who keep seaturtles together in a workshop, to talk about everything in person and discuss how to continue our work with seaturtles in the future and what needs to be done in Europe.
2nd IJC will be held in Tianjin, China from the 17th to the 20th of September, 2017, this year in combination with the Annual Conference of the Chinese Aquariums
the working group has been very busy and now the product is ready for you: The latest version of the EUAC guidelines for aquisition are available for download
Please download the latest issue of the Elasmobranch News letter from the European activities on breeding programs.
The two day meeting will be on the 17-18th of May 2017 at ZSL London, and will cover all groups: Elasmobranchs, Freshwater teleosts, Marine teleosts, Jellyfish. Register online !
From the 23rd to the 27th of October 2017 Burgers' Zoo Arnhem will host next EUAC Conference !
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EUAC has a budget to assist members in funding their in-situ conservation initiatives
The European Union of Aquarium Curators is created to actively promote professional improvement in the aquarium field
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Following the agreement and approval from both EAZA and EUAC that collaborative breeding programmes should be developed for fishes and aquatic invertebrates, an EUAC workshop was held at Chester Zoo in 1998 that led to the development of the mission, vision, and value statements for Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Taxon Advisory Group (FAITAG). The special character and demographic nature of populations of fish and aquatic invertebrates resulted in the decision that such breeding programmes should be given a discrete identity. This led to the initiation of the idea of Aquatic Sustainability Programmes (ASPs). These results from the workshop discussions were drafted as a proposal to EAZA/EEP from EUAC and this document was circulated to all EUAC members for input and approval. The ideas were accepted in principle at the EAZA/EEP meeting at Berlin Tierpark, September 1998 and at the EUAC meeting at Barcelona Aquarium in October 1998. Many of the steps involved with the formal development and adoption of the proposed ASPs depend on the revisions in the membership and structure of EUAC. The next stage of the process was to identify the procedures involved with the development of ASPs within the FAITAG and how these relate to both EEPs and other aquatic programmes, such as the North American Freshwater and Marine Fish Taxon Advisory Groups (FFTAG and MFTAG). A second workshop was held at Chester Zoo in 1999 and third workshop at Antwerp Zoo, involving a group of European zoo and aquarium curators. This document summarises the process of the meetings and the protocols that were developed for discussion and approval by EAZA and EUAC members.
EUAC FAITAG Mission Statement
To establish co-ordinated sustainable species and support programmes as a means of increasing public awareness about fish, aquatic invertebrates and aquatic plants.
These programmes, as appropriate, will place an emphasis on the threatened species and their habitats and in conjunction with promoting positive initiatives within the natural environment.
more EUAC FAITAG details
EUAC FAITAG reports
Sponsoring conservation brochure
Review of sponsored projects for the last years (download spreadsheet)