Nick Lindsay

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Nick Lindsay transferred to the Head of International Zoo Programmes from the post of Senior Curator for the Zoological Society of London "where he was responsible for the management of the two animal collections at ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

"Before joining ZSL Nick was a keeper for 14 years at Jersey Zoo (now Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust) becoming Curator of Mammals in 1979.

"Nick, therefore, has extensive knowledge of all aspects of management of a wild animal collection, as well as full understanding of the role zoos have to play in conservation of wildlife.

"Prior to moving to a management position at ZSL, Nick had spent three years on the frontline working on a captive breeding and reintroduction programme for gazelles in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. From this work, in addition to more recent work for ZSL, Nick is a member of the IUCN SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group. The gazelle reintroduction programme is still one of the largest projects of its kind and a tremendous example of the benefits of this approach to conservation.

"Nick heads the ZSL programme for the Recovery of South Asian Vultures involving the establishments of large breeding centres for three species of Gyps vultures in India and Nepal, find out more.

"Nick is Chair of the EAZA Rhinoceros Taxon Advisory Group and EEP Coordinator for Nile lechwe (Kobus megaceros). He is a committee member of the EAZA Conservation Committee and the EAZA Technical Advice and Animal Welfare Committee and a member of the IUCN SSC Conservation Breeding and the Bison Specialist Groups." [1]

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  1. Meet the team, Zoological Society of London, accessed June 25, 2009.