In October 2018, Camille (Founder, Director of Anoulak) attended two conferences in a row in Bangkok, Thailand: The Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG) Annual Meeting (www.cpsg2018.org) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquaria (WAZA) Annual Meeting (www.waza2018.org).
Our attendance to both these conferences was key to our project expansion, networking and fundraising.
The CPSG (www.cpsg.org)’s mission is to save threatened species by increasing the effectiveness of conservation efforts worldwide, part of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC). This year’s annual meeting theme was Towards Zero Extinction in Southeast Asia. Topics of group discussions included illegal wildlife trade, species champions, ex-situ conservation management of threatened species etc.