Appeared September 2020
Published in Animal Keepers’ Forum
In Maximizing Our Impact: Challenging AAZK to Go Further for Native Species Global Field Program alum Rachel Hughes calls on the support of American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) members to preserve local species. “AAZK members can be proud of what they have accomplished together so far … but can do more … and break from our nearly singular focus on exotic megafauna as flagship species for conservation, and include local conservation needs in the conversation as well,” says Hughes.
Animal Keepers’ Forum is the journal of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. More about AAZK can be found at aazk.org.