This week at the Annual Ordinary General Assembly of the French Association of Zoos (Association Française des Parcs Zoologiques) CSA member Dr. Morgane Tidière showed the AFdPZ attendees how state of the art analytics is used to produce ZIMS Institutional Reports — and, further, how those reports are used to identify key indicators of welfare for an individual, group, or species.
“Everybody liked the great presentation” Cécile Erny, the director of the AFdPZ wrote
The conference, organized by the zoological park Réserve Africaine de Sigean, took place at Narbonne, in the south of France and this assembly gathered 101 French zoological facilities and aquariums, as well as several sponsors.
Many subjects were discussed during this assembly, such as using citizen science to improve welfare of zoo-held animals, how covid-19 impacted the functioning of zoos but also the vet care, which laws changed during last year and how it impacts zoos, and of course the actual project of law concerning circus, zoos, and dolphinariums.
Dr. Morgane Tidière presented how analyses using data from ZIMS can help to improve the management of zoo-held populations but as well as animal welfare.
“By using modern analytics to transform ZIMS data, we provide insight to key indicators such as survival metrics for a population or species. As part of global efforts to sustain the well-being of animals, attendees using Species360 ZIMS may use their institution’s reports to continually improve how welfare is monitored” said Morgane.
Read more about AFdPZ and how the CSA are using ZIMS data to monitor animal welfare here.
Picture of Tidière: Martin Böye