European Union of Aquarium Curators

EUAC webinars

Due to the COVID -19 pandemic and (travel) restrictions in place it was decided to cancel the EUAC face to face conference. In order to give the EUAC membership the oppertunity to come together we decided to instead introduce monthly or bi monthly webinars. The webinars will consists of a number of presentations given by different EUAC members on different topics. Topics include but are not limited to: 

1. breeding

2. conservation

3. exhibits

4. new developments

5. husbandry

6. research

7. TAGs news

8. meet the EUAC board positions

Please keep an eye on this page for the announcements of the new webinar dates, registration links and content. 

If you wish to participate in a webinar as a presenter please contact info@euac.org or Lauren Florisson (lauren.florisson@eaza.net)

Please do share any registration links with aquarist and people that cannot otherwise attend a normal EUAC meeting

Monday 13 December 15.00 - 17.00 CET

The link to register is here.

The topic is TAG and Studbook updates

More presentations will be announced soon

1. Elmar Fiening (EAZA) - Genetic population management for fish

We have a lot to learn still when it comes to genetic management strategies for group-living species, such as freshwater fish. However, also much progress has been made in the last year. In this talk, I will share our current ideas about high potential strategies and how this may influence the way we work and discuss some of the daunting questions that still remain.  

2. Mark de Boer (Rotterdam Zoo) - Seartutle TAG update

Update about the recently developed and published Seaturtle Best Practise Guidelines

3. Max Janse - Elasmobranch TAG RCP update

4. Nuria Baylina - Elasmobranch TAG conservation focus group update

5. Arianna Schiona (Aquatis Aquarium-Vivarium de Lausanne) - Madagascar aquarium project

It will be a short presentation on a new project of a Madagascar aquarium that will be finished in 2022 at Aquatis. We choose the topic of Madagascar because the island is a “hotspot of biodiversity” and, at the same time, many of this species are a risk of extinction. So the goal of this project is:to preserve the genetic pool of some freshwater fishes species,, maybe the possibility to participate at some protection plans, to show to visitors the fragility of freshwater ecosystems and the role that zoo and aquarium could have in biodiversity conservation

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