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Archive for September, 2014

First Call for MiniCon Presenters!

by on Sep.28, 2014, under Uncategorized

BAAAZK will be having its annual Mini Conference at Lindsay Wildlife Museum Saturday, November 22nd @ 6:00pm.  The event is free with a donation box for those who want to give what they believe this experience is worth.  This is an opportunity for volunteers, keepers, veterinarians, facility managers and conservationists to share their experiences on any aspect of animal husbandry or conservation with their peers.  Our keynote speaker will be from the Desert Tortoise Preservation Committee- the organization that you voted to receive the proceeds from our Art Gallery Fundraiser.  We are looking for 5 more speakers to do a 15 minute PowerPoint presentation.  Please contact us if you are interested in presenting with your:

1. Full name
2. Job title
3. Organization you are affiliated with
4. Title of your presentation

If you are selected to present, we will ask for an abstract of your presentation and photo of yourself.
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Art Gallery Fundraiser Flyer

by on Sep.21, 2014, under Uncategorized

The first-ever BAAAZK Art Gallery Fundraiser will be held:

October 25th


Oakland Zoo, Zimmer Auditorium

$10/person includes admission, food, drink and fun!

Print out the flyer for your facility and email it to your friends and family!

All artwork is either for sale or part of a silent auction to raise money for the Desert Tortoise Preservation Committee.




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Art Gallery Fundraiser Beneficiary

by on Sep.03, 2014, under Uncategorized

The organization that will receive the proceeds from our upcoming Art Gallery Fundraiser is:

The Desert Tortoise Preservation Committee!

We owe it to the CA and Nevada state reptile to help conserve this important species. From the Defenders of Wildlife on desert tortoise populations:

“In some areas, the number of desert tortoises has decreased by 90% due primarily to human activity. Desert tortoise declines appear to have been most severe and widespread in the Western Mojave Desert. Recent estimates indicate that there are about 100,000 individual desert tortoises remaining in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. As late as the 1950’s the desert tortoise population averaged at least 200 adults per square mile. More recent studies show the level is now between 5-60 adults per square mile.”

We look forward to seeing you all at the Art Gallery Fundraiser (details coming soon). Let’s raise money for something scaly!

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