ISIS provides sophisticated knowledge management tools that enable zoos to establish and maintain a complete record of all the animals in their collections both current and historical to track pertinent information needed by their animal-care staff, including collection management, husbandry, and health and disease history. Also, through ISIS and its centralized database, we can access information on millions of animals in zoos around the world. It is the mission of ISIS to facilitate international collaboration in the collection and sharing of knowledge on animals and their environments for zoos, aquariums and related conservation organizations to serve institutional, regional and global animal management and conservation goals.
EAZA provides a service for facilitating surplus animal exchanges that allows zoos to mutually enrich their zoological collections. In addition, animals kept in member zoos are subject to population management programs which aim to conserve healthy populations of animals in captivity as well as to protect genetic diversity. These programs provide a future for some of the world’s most vulnerable species.The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo participates in a number of EAZA Endangered Species Programmes by housing endangered species; as well as through the involvement of our professional zoological staff members who are active within EEPs in coordinating or advisory capacities.
International bodies like EAZA and WAZA also provide their member organizations with valuable training opportunities. The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is proud to host the EAZA Academy in Israel which provides EAZA Academy training courses locally in the Hebrew language.
Many of our staff members belong to other international organizations such as the European and American Associations of Zoological Veterinarians.