Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Wellington Zoo welcomes conservation superstar

Wellington Zoo welcomes conservation superstar



Daniela Biaggio is Wellington Zoo’s new Conservation Manager – a brand new full-time role created to integrate conservation and sustainability across all areas of the Zoo. This role is critical to expand the conservation and sustainability work of the Zoo.

“Daniela has done some amazing conservation work around the world, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to Wellington Zoo,” said Amy Hughes, Group Manager Community Engagement.

“Her role is a very important one – every single animal at Wellington Zoo is here for a reason that relates back to conservation, and she’ll be looking at how we communicate that message with our visitors and wider community.”

“She’ll also be working with Wellington Zoo’s local and international conservation partners, such as 21st Century Tiger, Free the Bears, Kea Conservation Trust and Places for Penguins – and creating new connections.”

Daniela grew up in Argentina and Brazil. She is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English, and speaks some Swahili.

“I’ve always been passionate about conservation and the environment,” said Daniela, who studied Biology at Bryn Mawr College in the United States, and completed her MSc in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at theUniversity of Toronto.

She has since worked on conservation projects in Tanzania, London and Bangladesh.

“A highlight was working on the EDGE of Existence programme – a global conservation initiative that highlights one-of–a-kind species that are on the verge of extinction.”

“Working with WildTeam in Bangladesh was another fantastic experience. They‘re doing a great job of reconnecting local communities with the wildlife around them – in particular the large Bengal tiger population in the Sundarbans.”

Daniela came to New Zealand in late 2013, and is excited about her new role at Wellington Zoo.

“I love the culture here. Wellington Zoo is a place of passion and positive energy, and the people who work here have a very optimistic ‘love, not loss’ attitude towards conservation – which in my opinion is the best message to preach.”

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

EPA: Board Of Inquiry Rejects Basin Flyover By Majority Of 3 To 1

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City between Paterson Street and Buckle Street/Taranaki Street...

Parties specified under Section 149Q(3) of the RMA now have 20 working days to make comments on minor or technical aspects of the report. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Non-Apology To Tania Billingsley

The refusal by Prime Minister John Key to issue a personal apology to Tania Billingsley has been accompanied by an array of excuses... Yesterday though, Key’s choice of words indicated that an apology was the last thing on his mind. More>>

ALSO:

Conventions: Winston Peters On The Nation

Winston Peters opens door to standing in East Coast Bays electorate, says it's an "exciting point" and he's thinking about it. "I’ve had a whole lot of people writing to me and calling up and saying ‘why don’t you have a go in East Coast Bays’." More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Tribunal: Report On The MV Rena

In its interim report, the Waitangi Tribunal has found that the Crown’s conduct in response to the grounding of the MV Rena on Otaiti (Astrolabe) reef breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. More>>

ALSO:

Gaza: Wellington Protest For Palestine Calls For End To Bombing

Around 300 people gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Wellington on Friday to protest Israel’s occupation of Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Failure To Prosecute The GCSB

So one hand of the state – the Independent Police Conduct Authority – has now washed the hands of its brother agencies, and declared that all hands are clean. Case closed. More>>

ALSO:

Illegal Search: Police Behaviour 'Reminiscent Of Tūhoe Raids'

"Māori will lose further trust and confidence in the New Zealand Police and the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) if the recent incident in Stratford is not adequately addressed. This behaviour would not occur in Epsom or Khandallah so why should police think that such behaviour was acceptable in Stratford," says Chris McKenzie. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news