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Schedule

If you have questions about the agenda, please contact Candice Dorsey, AZA Senior VP of Conservation, Management & Welfare Sciences.

Sunday, April 24

  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: WAZA Committee for Population Management (CPM) Meeting (Closed Meeting)
  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Welcome Reception at Aquarium of the Pacific
Monday, April 25
  • 7:30am: Breakfast provided
  • 8:00am – 9:00am: Welcome and Introductions
    • Moderator – David Field, Chair, WAZA CPM
    • Welcome address by Aquarium of the Pacific – Dr. Peter Kareiva, President & CEO of Aquarium of the Pacific
    • Welcome address by Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) – Joe Barkowski, AZA Animal Population Management (APM) Committee Chair, Tulsa Zoo
    • Introduction of Attendees – Candice Dorsey, AZA Sr. VP Conservation, Management & Welfare Sciences
  • 9:00am – 10:00am: Keynote panel discussion. Regional approaches to population management challenges
    • Moderator: David Field
    • Joe Barkowski, APMC Chair
    • Danny de Man, EAZA Deputy Director / Director of Conservation and Population Management
    • Christian Olaciregui, ALPZA
    • Tracy Rehse, PAAZA
    • James Biggs, ZAA
  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Coffee/tea break
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm:  The challenges and successes of the applications of Regional Collection Plans (RCPs) to guide collection planning
    • Lead/moderator – Sander Hofman, Antelope TAG, EEP Commitee
    • Tjerk ter Meulen (EAZA Old World Monkey TAG Chair)
    • Simon Marsh and Sarah Forsysth, Canid and Hyaenid TAG
    • David Field, RZSS
    • Colleen Lynch, Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens, APMC member
    • James Biggs
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm: Lunch (provided)
  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: The need to, and challenges with, aligning RCPs among regions.
    • Lead/moderator – David Powell
    • Kristin Leus, EAZA Population Management Advisory Group Chair
    • Andrea Dempsey, vice chair EAZA AfroEurasian Monkey TAG
    • Michael Ogle, AZA Chelonian TAG Chair
    • Chris Holmes, AZA Galliformes TAG
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Coffee/Tea Break
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Reimagining AZA’s Population Management Structure – How AZA is addressing the challenges with RCPs and collection planning
    • Lead/moderator – Danny de Man
    • Joe Barkowski
    • David Powell
    • Jeff Sailer
  • 5:00pm: Report back and close – Candice Dorsey
Tuesday, April 26
  • 7:30am: Breakfast provided
  • 8:00am – 9:00am: Conservation initiatives (TBC)
    • Moderator – Paula Cerdán, WAZA Animal Welfare and Conservation Coordinator
    • Reverse the Red: What is it and how can TAGS be involved? – Prof Theo Pagel
    • The IUCN Green Status of Species, TBC Barney Long or Liz Bennet
    • Songbird trade, Chris Shepherd
  • 9:00-10:30am: IUCN SSC and TAGs, a natural synergy?
    • Moderator: TBC
    • Brief Overview of SSC and TAGs:  Kira Mileham
    • What’s new?: Kira Mileham and Danny de Man
    • Introducing the global Center for Species Survival: Bill Street
    • Case studies
    • Felid TAG, Alexander Sliwa / David Barclay
    • Tapir and Suiformes TAG, Jan Pluhácek
  • 10:30am – 11:00am:  Coffee/Tea Break
  • 11:00am – 12:30am: GSMPs: Are they working?
    • A historical view on GSMPs – Paula Cerdán, WAZA
    • Moderator – David Field, WAZA Chair of the Committee for Population Management
    • Colleen Lynch (Blue Crowned Laughingthrush GSMP)
    • Kathrina Herrmann  (Amur Leopard EEP)
    • James Burton (Action Indonesia GSMPs)
    • James Biggs, ZAA Australasia – Tree kangaroo GSMP, Tasmanian Devil Programme
    • International program that is not a GSMP – Sander Hofman (Okapi EEP)
  • 12:30pm – 2:00pm: Lunch (provided)
  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm: One size doesn’t fit all: Unique cases of the application of population management
    • Moderator – Dr. Gina Ferrie, Chair, AZA Small Population Management Advisory Group
    • Fish Frenzy: Tracking pedigrees in captive cichlid populations – Haley Nuetzel (AZA PMC, San Diego Zoo Global) and Amanda Lawless (AZA PMC, Lincoln Park Zoo)
    • Taveta golden weavers – Paul Schutz (Disney’s Animal Kingdom®)
    • Tailored strategies, purposely designed – Elmar Fienieg (Population biologist EAZA Executive Office)
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm: Coffee/Tea Break
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Biotechnologies, modeling, and animal management
    • Moderator – Raymond van der Meer, EAZA
    • AZA’s Molecular Scientific Advisory Group – fostering effective collaborations to benefit population management – Andrea Putnam, Chair, AZA Molecular Data and Population Management Advisory Group
    • Biobanking as increasingly important tool for population management and conservation, Christina Hvilsom, Chair EAZA Biobank Working Group
    • Lifetime Reproductive Planning/RVA – how to incorporate into long term management and collection planning – Ashley Franklin  
  • 5:30pm: Closing – Candice Dorsey and Danny de Man, Vice-chairs of the WAZA Committee for Population Management
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Closing Reception