PHILZOOS as a Dynamic Organization

Since its founding in 2010, PHILZOOS has made its mark in the international zoo community, particularly during annual SEAZA conferences, with several of its members giving scientific and popular presentations in the fields of conservation action, wildlife research, veterinary science and education.  These presentations were well received and show the resolve of PHILZOOS to promote zoological institutions as primary centers of integrated conservation, education, recreation and scientific research.  PHILZOOS has also begun implementing its Organization Strategies through the conduct of Ex Situ Animal Management and Animal Welfare & Ethics Seminar-Workshops, initially for Association Members only.

PHILZOOS has representations in key SEAZA working committees (Animal Welfare & Ethics, Species Management, and Conservation).  The PHILZOOS President sits in the SEAZA Executive Board as voting member for the Philippines.

SEAZA Executive Board Meeting PH 2017
PHILZOOS workshop NOV2016

PHILZOOS Ideals

  1. That zoos and aquariums in the Philippines should aim to be primary and important centers for integrated conservation, education, recreation and scientific research
  2. That zoos and aquariums in the Philippines should operate in adherence and accordance with acceptable and agreed to standards
  3. That zoos and aquariums in the Philippines should keep and exhibit animals in accordance with established welfare standards
  4. That zoos and aquariums in the Philippines should implement conservation breeding programs and engage in cooperative scientific exchanges to ensure the survival of threatened species
  5. That zoos and aquariums in the Philippines should effectively promote wildlife appreciation and conservation awareness and action
  6. That zoos and aquariums in the Philippines should educate the public on the values of preserving biodiversity and natural habitats
  7. That zoos and aquariums in the Philippines should commit to teamwork and cooperation and share expertise and experiences with fellow members, as well as with other regional and national zoo associations

PHILZOOS BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2016 - 2019

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Joaquin Yok Lin Gaw

Avilon Zoo

President

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Robert L. Yupangco

Zoobic Safari

Vice President

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Romulo C. Bernardo

Wildlife Veterinarian

Secretary

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Lester Louis L. Lopez

Wildlife Veterinarian

Treasurer

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Philip Marco G. Dizon

Davao Crocodile Park

Trustee

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Nielsen Ciriaco B. Donato

Laguna Wildlife Park & Rescue Center

Trustee

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Baluarte Zoo Representative

Interim Trustee

PHILZOOS INCORPORATORS

PHILZOOS' founders are visionary people who, in the formation of the Association, aim to attain international acceptable standards in the operation and management of zoological institutions in the Philippines and to make a significant impact in biodiversity conservation

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Henry G. Babiera

Lombija Wildlife Park & Heritage Resort

President Emeritus

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Joaquin Yok Lin Gaw

Avilon Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Founding Executive Vice President

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Robert L. Yupangco

Zoomanity Group

Founding Associate Vice President

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Nielsen Ciriaco B. Donato

Laguna Wildlife Park & Rescue Center

Founding Secretary

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Lloyd Dickens T. Lee

Unicorn's Den

Founding Treasurer

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Romulo C. Bernardo

Former Manila Zoo Director

Founding Trustee

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Lester Louis L. Lopez

MyZoo Foundation

Founding Trustee

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+Edward Cham+

The Wildlife Company

Founding Trustee