I have just returned from the 3rd Annual Conference of the Arabian Zoo & Aquarium Conference held in Abu Dhabi.
It was extremely interesting and I would like to believe that we made some headway for the future. The hospitality could not have been bettered both in terms of accommodation and food. In fact I reckon I put on three kilos in weight over the three days. It was good too to meet up with people I have not seen in a while. I don't think I have seen Caroline Lees for fifteen years or more. Abu Dhabi itself has changed a lot...incredibly so. I may live just an hour and a half away but it was ten years since I last came that way. Conference aside, Dennis Miranda and I did manage a bar crawl and discovered a place that I will definitely visit the next time I am in this neck of the woods, maybe I won't leave it so long.
My only regret was that attendance meant that I missed going to the International Congress of ZooKeepers in Leipzig. I had always intended going but you can't be in two places at once. Next month I should be attending the WAZA conference in Al Ain. An hour and a half in another direction. Looking forward to it.
There is always something of interest in Animal Keepers' Forum and the September edition is no exception. My attention was drawn to the article 'Not every Trainer is a Keeper, but every Keeper is a Trainer' because this a phrase that I frequently use myself though I usually add "whether they realise it or not" to the end. I then usually run off on a tangent with nothing good to say about that small but 'dedicated' group of 'Trainers' who would not know how to keep if they tried. They know who they are.
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|Artificial deepening of seasonal waterholes in eastern Cambodia: impact on water retention and use by large ungulates and waterbirds|
|--Thomas N.E. Gray, William J. McShea, Arnulf Koehncke, Prum Sovanna & Mark Wright, Pp.7189-7195|
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|Sexual dimorphism in the Kudremukh Bush Frog (Anura: Rhacophoridae: Raorchestes tuberohumerus) of the Western Ghats, India, with a note on its distribution and conservation status|
|--Anand D. Padhye, Anushree Jadhav, Shauri Sulakhe & Neelesh Dahanukar, Pp.7211-7222|
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|Reproductive biology of Garra regressus and Garra tana (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from Lake Tana, Ethiopia|
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|Physiological validation of enzyme immunoassay of fecal glucocorticoid metabolite levels and diurnal variation measured in captive Black-tufted Marmoset Callithrix penicillata (Mammalia: Primates: Callitrichidae)|
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|On the present status of distribution and threats of high value medicinal plants in the higher altitude forests of the Indian eastern Himalaya|
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|On the molluscan fauna of Lakshadweep included in various schedules of Wildlife (Protection) Act of India|
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|A note on the behaviour of Four-horned Antelope Tetracerus quadricornis de Blainville, 1816 (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla: Bovidae) in lowland Nepal|
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|Combat and acoustics of the endangered Little Tree Frog (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae: Rhacophorus lateralis) from the Western Ghats, India|
|--Sunil Sachi & K.P. Dinesh, Pp.7282-7286|
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|A brief account of Orchidaceae in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai, India|
|--Sweedle Cerejo-Shivkar & Rajendra D. Shinde, Pp.7287-7295|
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|Harvesting the guano of insectivorous bats: is it sustainable?|
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|On the breeding of the Slaty-legged Crake (Aves: Rallidae: Rallina eurizonoides) in Nilambur, Kerala, southern India|
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|Eulophia epidendraea (J. Koenig ex Retz.) C.E.C. Fisch. and Thelasis pygmaea (Griff.) Lindl. (Orchidaceae) - new additions to the flora of Karnataka, India|
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