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Discussion in 'Asia - General' started by vogelcommando, 6 Jan 2017.

  1. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Read the report some time ago and noted its content.

    A major downside of this report and which makes it scientifically less reliable and even a little flawed is the apparent lack of engagement by the researchers with the local zoo communities and senior curatorial staff and at directorial level.

    The data were collected during general zoo visits and only on an ad hoc basis were zoo staff which happened to be on site even questioned on their charges and the primate populations at their zoos.

    I would like to have seen a more engaged approach with both the well managed Thai Zoo Foundation and the Malaysian Zoo Association.

    What I do find is that whereas some general observations are made of what the researchers glean from the well known WAZA preambles it was never really translated into formulating goals prior to the investigation and not discussing THE practical implications and ANY locally realistic solutions to some animal welfare issues and general zoo design - in which it seems quite frankly most research staff lack any credible capabilities - if you are evaluating zoo conditions for primates and animal welfare that is something of a baseline … requirement!
     
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