From January 22-26, S.P.E.C.I.E.S. attended the ZACC Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. ZACC, Zoos & Aquariums Committing to Conservation, brings together zoo and aquarium professionals from all departments as well as field conservationists from around the world for a 5-day event. S.P.E.C.I.E.S. held a table and presented a poster on two of our key projects, the Chaco Jaguar Conservation Project, and Project Neofelis. We also got the chance to meet and connect with inspiring individuals from across the zoo and field conservation world.
The conference concluded with a day at the Jacksonville Zoo, where S.P.E.C.I.E.S. team members got the chance to come up close with some of our favorite carnivores!
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