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The Consortium of Aquariums, Universities and Zoos
[C.A.U.Z. for Worldwide Conservation]
This international network was formed ten years ago in response to the
perceived need to facilitate communication between university scientists
and educators and their counterparts in zoos and aquariums. While many
people at these institutions have shared interests and may even be studying
the same species, the sharing of data and collaboration on projects between
university scientists and zoo/aquarium professionals has been relatively
rare, especially when their institutions are in different countries.
Those who become part of the C.A.U.Z. Network share information on their
interests in specific taxonomic groups (e.g., Order Sphenisciformes), their
general interests (e.g., penguin ecology), and their current projects (e.g.,
field studies of the Humboldt penguin). Information from the C.A.U.Z.
is published in annual directories and also appears on its site on the
This database is a searchable online. A keyword search for "penguin" can
Ed Diebold, the Director of Animal Collections at the Riverbanks Zoological
Park in Columbia, South Carolina, who studies Humboldt penguins in Chile.
Ed is also involved in trumpeter swan recovery and piping plover egg rescue
and is part of organized zoo efforts in the captive propagation of
raptors. Keyword searches also reveal addresses, phone and fax numbers and
email addresses (if available). [Email addresses in the C.A.U.Z.
database are "hot" so that one can contact a person by email with a "mouse
click" without leaving our Web Site.]
Collaborations made possible by the C.A.U.Z. Network can contribute
greatly to international conservation initiatives. Those involved in
wildlife research and conservation, restoration ecology, captive
propagation of endangered species, wildlife rehabilitation and
reintroduction, and veterinary medicine (esp. with exotic species) who
wish to become part of the C.A.U.Z. Network can contact its Coordinator:
Donna FitzRoy Hardy, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
California State Univ., Northridge
Northridge, California 91330 USA
Phone:(818) 885-4970 (or 885-2827 for messages)
Fax: (818) 885-2829
Email: dhardy at huey.csun.edu
C.A.U.Z. Web Site: http://www.fhcrc.org/~ialwww/CAUZ/CAUZ.html
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