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ERIC Number: EJ909730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
How Zoos Are Meeting the Challenges Facing Biodiversity: Bristol Zoo Gardens as a Case Study
Garrett, Simon
School Science Review, v91 n336 p63-71 Mar 2010
As ideas about effective conservation of biodiversity develop, zoos are adapting their roles to meet the new challenges. This article considers these changes, using the work of Bristol and other UK zoos as a case study. The significance of zoos in both global and local conservation of biodiversity, their role in promoting public engagement and mass action, and their increasingly important role in formal education are discussed, all in terms of driving the changes urgently needed to ensure a sustainable future. (Contains 15 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Bristol)