(OTTAWA) October 7, 2020 — At the Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) Annual General Meeting, winners of the 2020 Outstanding Achievement Awards were recognized for their commitment to animal welfare, conservation, science and education. These facilities have made significant investments to ensure world-class care of animals and inspire global conservation.
CAZA also recognized several volunteers who have contributed their valuable time and effort to wildlife conservation at a member institution.
“We are so incredibly proud of the dedication and accomplishments of our accredited facilities,” said CAZA Executive Director, Jim Facette. “Their commitment to our high standards of animal care and leadership in the field of conservation throughout COVID-19 is inspirational.”
The 2020 Outstanding Achievement Awards recipients are:
Thomas R. Baines Award – Large Facility
- • Granby Zoo – Nouvel habitat des lions
Thomas R. Baines Award – Small Facility
- • Little Ray’s Nature Center – Under The Canopy
Colonel G.D. Dailley Award – Large Facility
- • Calgary Zoo – Greater sage-grouse
Peter Karsten Award – Small Facility
- • Little Ray’s Nature Center – Boots-On-The-Ground Initiative – Myanmar
Eleanore Oakes Award – Large Facility
- • Toronto Zoo – #EveryActionCounts
Volunteer(s) of the Year Award
- • Diane Ramsay – 35 years
- • Anne Johnson – 34 years
- • Bernard Kohrs – 32 years
- • Jean Clark – 30 years
To learn more about CAZA and the Outstanding Achievement Awards, visit: https://caza.ca/awards/
CAZA is the voice of zoos and aquariums in Canada. We are the leading organization in Canadian animal welfare standards development, our accreditation process includes expert standards set by leading researchers, biologists, and academia who ensure we reflect the latest in animal welfare research, organizational management, and public safety protocols. Through a science-based approach, CAZA’s accreditation bridges the ethical concerns with conservation and the public interest.
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