EAZA Academy Course: Introduction to EAZA Ex situ Programme Management
This course enables those coordinating the EEPs (European Endangered Species Programmes) and keepers of the ESBs (European Studbooks) to gain a deeper understanding of the genetics and demographics of breeding programmes. It will give an in-depth introduction into the use of new globally used studbook software (ZIMS for Studbooks) and a first view of the software designed to support the management of breeding programmes to ensure appropriate records are kept and demographic and genetic diversity managed (PMx). The skills and understanding learnt on this course will enable greater confidence and ability in appropriate decision making when managing breeding programmes to help conserve species.
More information on the EAZA Academy website.