Fourth European Zoo Nutrition Conference

W.L. Jansen
This conference provides as a unique opportunity for those interested in zoo animal nutrition. As well as fundamental aspects of nutrition, this conference will be focussed particularly on the practical implications of zoo animal nutrition.
The world faces a conservation crisis that is at once urgent and enormous in scale. Zoos and aquaria can make a powerful contribution through nutrition science and research. Good nutrition saves animals from extinction. Nutrition research is vital in helping to characterise and solve the challenges at hand. Since the publication of the World Zoo Conservation Strategy a little over ten years ago, research in zoos and aquaria has expanded in scope, quality and importance. Despite this surge in research efforts worldwide, zoos and aquaria must do even more over the next ten years.

This conference will be also a unique opportunity to make contact with several food companies specialising in zoo animal nutrition.

We anticipate that the social and the scientific contacts will be much enhanced by being held the in the brand new conference building in Leipzig Zoo, and the venue of the historical city of Leipzig.

One session of this conference (Sunday afternoon) will be held in the German language, specifically for all German speaking zoo colleagues interested in zoo animal nutrition.