by Amy Treanor, Curatorial Assistant, Chester Zoo
The annual PKBSI meeting will be taking place in Jakarta this November, from Sunday 25th to Wednesday 28th. Members of the Husbandry Training Working Group will be attending the meeting to discuss ideas, provide training and offer advice.
The training and discussions will focus on two subject areas; collection planning and enclosure design. These topics have been selected by PKBSI based on the needs of the attendees.
Although the full agenda for the meeting is still being final-ised we do know that there will be a Director’s Day, during which the collection planning session will take place. This session will involve open discussion with Husbandry Training Working Group members and will cover areas such as developing conservation objectives for zoos, factors to consider when selecting a taxon/species and planning collections on global, regional and institutional levels. This will allow the opportunity to share ideas and case studies. The enclosure design training will be a more general session aimed at zoo curators and keepers. This session will provide a broad overview of the enclosure design process, from the initial design to the final build.
For further information on the PKBSI meeting, including agenda, location and logistics, please contact PKBSI (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For further information on the Husbandry Training Working Group contact Amy Humphreys (email@example.com).