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  1. RESEARCH ACTIVITY OF ZOOS IN THE TERRITORY OF FORMER USSR (23rd EAZA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 2007, MADRID) Sergei Popov Moscow Zoo

  2. There were 39 zoos and aquaria in the territory of former USSR in 1991 There is information about 69 zoos and aquaria on the same territory now.

  3. 40 from these institutions are joined in EARAZA

  4. Research Survey (April - June 2006) 18 answers 44 questionnaire lists 11 large zoos (staff more than 100) 3 middle-size zoos (staff 50 to 100) 4 small zoos (staff less than 50) Askaniya-Nova (Ukrine) Ekaterinburg (Russia) Kazan’ (Russia) Kaunas (Lithuania) Nikolaev(Ukrine) Novosibirsk(Russia) Rostov-Don(Russia) St.Peterburg(Russia) Tallinn (Estonia) Khar’kov(Ukrine) Moscow (Russia) Perm’(Russia) Sachalin(Russia) Tula(Russia) Zelenogorsk(Russia) Sevastopol(Ukrine) Habarovsk(Russia) Yakutsk(Russia)

  5. 352 articles from 2000 to 2006 in total Research publishing activities The base for analyses Scientific Research in Zoological Gardens, Moscow, NN 12-20 Scientific Research in Zoological Gardens, Kharkov, NN 3-4. Birds of Prey and Owls in Captivity, Moscow, NN 9-15

  6. Survey results 9 Zoos (8 large and one small) have Research Departments. They are: Askania-Nova Zoo (Ukrine) Kazan Zoo (Russia) Kharkov Zoo (Ukrine) Leningrad Zoo (Russia) Moscow Zoo (Russia) Nikolaev Zoo (Ukrine) Novosibirsk Zoo (Russia) Rostov-Don Zoo (Russia) Yakutsk Zoo (Russia)

  7. 61% of surveyedzoos have formal and 89% have informal relationships with universities or other research/scientific institutions Relativecontribution to scientific activity of different researchers types. The rate of cooperation in scientific publications

  8. Declaredbenefits of Zoo’s research activity.

  9. Priority themes of zoos’articles

  10. The research priorities of 14/18 zoos from former USSR The rank comparison of formal research priorities and article’s themes

  11. The forms of contribution to research.

  12. Publication of zoo research results

  13. The subjects of zoos research

  14. Moscow Zoo, 114 Moscow Zoo • Research priorities • Captive animals behavior (including social interactions, acoustics and environment enrichment) • Breeding biology (amphibians, reptiles and small mammals) • Noninvasive monitoring of physiology • Diseases of snakes and lizards and veterinary techniques for reptiles • Researches for conservation projects

  15. Kharkov Zoo • Research priorities • Husbandry and breeding techniques for • various animal taxa • Environment enrichment for mammals • Animals’ nutrition and development of new rations • Developing of educational methods for zoo visitors • and young biologists • Research priorities • Husbandry and breeding techniques for • various animal taxa • Environment enrichment for mammals • Animals’ nutrition and development of new rations • Developing of educational methods for zoo visitors • and young biologists Moscow Zoo, 114 Moscow Zoo, 114 Kharkov Zoo, 43 Kharkov Zoo, 43

  16. Tula Exotarium Moscow Zoo, 114 • Research priorities • Reptiles reproductive biology • The taxonomy of snakes • Husbandry and breeding of various reptiles species Kharkov Zoo, 43 Tula Exotarium;35

  17. Leningrad Zoo (St.Peterburg) Moscow Zoo, 114 • Research priorities • Animal behaviour • Breeding biology & ontogenesis • Education methods Kharkov Zoo, 43 Tula Exotarium;35

  18. Ekaterinburg Zoo Moscow Zoo, 114 Research priorities • Husbandry and breeding techniques for • various animal taxa • Veterinarian research Ekaterinburg Zoo; 14 Kharkov Zoo, 43 Tula Exotarium;35

  19. Kazan Zoo Moscow Zoo, 114 • Research priorities • Breeding biology and behaviour of bears • Husbandry of falcons Kazan Zoo; 12 Ekaterinburg Zoo; 14 Kharkov Zoo, 43 Tula Exotarium;35

  20. Askaniya-Nova Zoo Moscow Zoo, 114 • Research priorities • Genetics • Adaptations of ungulates to seminatural conditions • Behavior of antelopes and ostriches Askaniya-Nova Zoo; 9 Kazan Zoo; 12 Ekaterinburg Zoo; 14 Kharkov Zoo, 43 Tula Exotarium;35

  21. Kaliningrad Zoo Moscow Zoo, 114 • Research priorities • Husbandry/animal welfare • Conservation • Breeding biology Kaliningrad Zoo; 8 Askaniya-Nova Zoo; 9 Kazan Zoo; 12 Ekaterinburg Zoo; 14 Kharkov Zoo, 43 Tula Exotarium;35

  22. Samara Zoo Moscow Zoo, 114 Samara Zoo; 8 • Research priorities • Conservation • Biotechnology Kaliningrad Zoo; 8 Askaniya-Nova Zoo; 9 Kazan Zoo; 12 Ekaterinburg Zoo; 14 Kharkov Zoo, 43 Tula Exotarium;35

  23. Perm Zoo Moscow Zoo, 114 Perm Zoo; 7 • Research priorities • Husbandry/animal welfare Samara Zoo; 8 Kaliningrad Zoo; 8 Askaniya-Nova Zoo; 9 Kazan Zoo; 12 Ekaterinburg Zoo; 14 Kharkov Zoo, 43 Tula Exotarium;35

  24. Almaty Zoo Almaty Zoo; 5 Moscow Zoo, 114 Perm Zoo; 7 • Research priorities • Husbandry/animal welfare • Morphology • Conservation Samara Zoo; 8 Kaliningrad Zoo; 8 Askaniya-Nova Zoo; 9 Kazan Zoo; 12 Ekaterinburg Zoo; 14 Kharkov Zoo, 43 Tula Exotarium;35

  25. Novosibirsk Zoo Novosibirsk Zoo; 5 Almaty Zoo; 5 Moscow Zoo, 114 Perm Zoo; 7 • Research priorities • Conservation • Breeding biology • Behaviour Samara Zoo; 8 Kaliningrad Zoo; 8 Askaniya-Nova Zoo; 9 Kazan Zoo; 12 Ekaterinburg Zoo; 14 Kharkov Zoo, 43 Tula Exotarium;35

  26. other 13 zoos; 33 Novosibirsk Zoo; 5 Almaty Zoo; 5 Moscow Zoo, 114 Perm Zoo; 7 Samara Zoo; 8 Kaliningrad Zoo; 8 Askaniya-Nova Zoo; 9 Kazan Zoo; 12 Ekaterinburg Zoo; 14 Kharkov Zoo, 43 Tula Exotarium;35

  27. Сurrent EARAZA conservation programs: • Bustards in Eurasia Kiev Zoo, Moscow Zoo, Novosibirsk Zoo, Penza Zoo, Alma-Ata Zoo, Tashkent Zoo, Bustards Breeding Stations in Saratov and Kharkov.

  28. Сurrent EARAZA conservation programs: • Bustards in Eurasia • Mountain Ungulates of Eurasia Moscow Zoo, Novosibirsk Zoo, Tallinn Zoo, Erevan Zoo, Tashkent Zoo, Alma-Ata Zoo, Askania-Nova Zoo&Reservation, Praha Zoo, Breeding Station “Plavecki Petr”(Slovac Rep.), Institution of Systematic and Ecology Academy Science.

  29. Carrent EARAZA conservation programs: • Bustards in Eurasia • Mountain Ungulates of Eurasia • The Steller’s Sea Eagle Moscow Zoo, Moscow State Univercity, Alma-Ata Zoo, Leningrad Zoo, Novosibirsk Zoo, Rostov-na-Donu Zoo, Tallinn Zoo, Kazan Zoo, Brno Zoo, Homutov Zoo, Nicolaev Zoo, Kishenev Zoo, Minsk Zoo, The Institute of Nature Conservation (Russia)

  30. Carrent EARAZA conservation programs: • Conservation of Bustards in Eurasia • Mountain Ungulates of Eurasia • The Steller’s Sea Eagle • The Siberian Spruce Grouse Novosibirsk Zoo, Moscow Zoo, Institution of Systematic and Ecology Academy Science, local Zoo “Orto-Doidu” Sacha Republic.

  31. Carrent EARAZA conservation programs: • Bustards in Eurasia • Mountain Ungulates of Eurasia • The Steller’s Sea Eagle • The Siberian Spruce Grouse • Rare and Endangered Geese of Eurasia Moscow Zoo, Leningrad Zoo, Novosibirsk Zoo, Rostov-na-Donu Zoo, Tallinn Zoo, The Institute of Nature Conservation (Russia), Moscow State University

  32. Carrent EARAZA conservation programs: • Bustards in Eurasia • Mountain Ungulates of Eurasia • The Steller’s Sea Eagle • The Siberian Spruce Grouse • Rare and Endangered Geese of Eurasia • Dahly’s Gerbil Moscow & Erevan Zoos

  33. Carrent EARAZA conservation programs: • Bustards in Eurasia • Mountain Ungulates of Eurasia • The Steller’s Sea Eagle • The Siberian Spruce Grouse • Rare and Endangered Geese of Eurasia • Dahly’s Gerbil • Crane Conservation in Eurasia Moscow zoo, Alma-Ata Zoo, Novosibirsk Zoo, Rostov-na-Donu Zoo, Tallinn Zoo, Perm Zoo, Riga Zoo, Okskij State Reserve, HinganState Reserve

  34. All papers are in Russian (usually with short English summary) and all of them are not peer-reviewed. EARAZA members distributes its issues among all EARAZA-zoos; many of such materials are available at zoo sites, especially at site of Moscow Zoo – www.MoscowZOO.ru Publishing activities -Scientific special periodicals which publish scientific papers Scientific Research in Zoological Gardens, Moscow, from 1990, NN 1-20 Birds of Prey and Owls in Captivity, Moscow, from 1992, NN 1-15 Scientific Research in Zoological Gardens, Kharkov, Ukraine, from 1992, NN 1- 4. -Non-scientific special periodicals, which sometimes publish scientific papers Annual Zoo Reports- zoos from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk (Russia), Kharkov (Ukraine), Tallinn (Estonia). EARAZA Informational Issue on the Regional Collections, Moscow, from 1982, NN 1- 25 EARAZA ZIC News, Moscow, from 2002 NN 1- 5 -Non-periodic scientific issues

  35. 2001 2001 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2004 2001 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 Methodological activities MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS An International Workshop on Carnivores and Sea Mammals in Zoos and Breeding Stations AnInternational Workshop on Zoo Animal Nutrition An International Workshop on Ungulates in Zoos and Breeding Stations, their Husbandry, Veterinary Care, and Behavioral Studies The second International EARAZA Workshop on Invertebrates in Zoological Collections XII International Moscow Veterinary Congress International Exhibition Forum “ Zoorus” International Workshop on Veterinary Herpetology An educational seminar “Applied Primatology Issues”. Annual Symposium on Veterinary Medicine of Small Domestic Animals The Workshop for Curators of Ornithology Education Workshop Management of Wild Mammals in Captivity Invertebrates in Zoo Collections The International Zoo Veterinary Conference

  36. Methodological activities SOME SPECIAL METHODICAL ISSUES WERE PUBLISHED. 1990 - “Handbook for Captive Animals Behaviour Research” – the only one book of such kind in Russian. Research Department of Moscow Zoo. Now we are preparing the revised second edition of this book. 1997 – “Manuals on the work with poison snakes in the Zoo”. Reptiles Department of Moscow zoo. 2002 – “Education in Zoos (Methodological recommendations)”. Education Department of Moscow Zoo. 2005 – “The reference source for standards and law provision of Russian Zoos and Breeding Stations” (prepared by EARAZA ZIC).

  37. Methodological activities TRANSLATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION FROM FOREIGN SOURCES. Recently the staff of the Moscow Zoo translated the following documents: • Amur Leopard Conservation Campaign information package • Manuals on the husbandry of several rare species • Summaries of articles published in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine • Monthly issues of the ISIS News; • all WAZA statutory information and the World Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Strategy. The Kiev Zoo provided translations of two useful publications. • A reference book on ideas for behavioral enrichment for zoo animals, Ed.by Chris Peters. • Zoo Animal Nutrition. Tables and Guidelines. by Dr. Walter L. Jansen and BSc Joeke Nijboer

  38. Conclusion: problems and perspectives • The lack of any research activity and research staff in many local zoos, especially in small and middle-size ones. Thought to be due to of the lack money and specialists. • Disconnection of most analyzed zoos from the world zoo society (through language barrier and lack of money for foreign business trips). • Poor cooperation with Universities and Academy Institutions. • Necessity to increase the level and quality of many zoo researches. ? Research is some additional obligation besides animal keeping and breeding ? Moreclose cooperation and coordination of researchersand keepers work Development of interzoos’ connections and zoos cooperation with research institutions

  39. Thank you for your patience !