Media contact: Sabrina Brando
Founder and director
AnimalConcepts supporting the Association of Minority Zoo & Aquarium Professionals
AnimalConcepts is delighted to announce a new collaboration! From now on we are supporting the Association of Minority Zoo & Aquarium Professionals (AMZAP) in its mission of increasing minority representation throughout the zoo industry. Through networking, outreach, mentoring and professional development resources, AMZAP builds relationships amongst minorities.
AMZAP is a network of professionals working with exotic animal husbandry, research, and conservation. The association focuses on developing a sense of community amongst minorities working in the zoo industry and promoting animal care and conservation careers as viable options.
AMZAP was officially created in 2020 however the concept of an organized group to support the minority zoo professionals began in 2018. The goal was to create a nationwide network of more ethnically diverse zoo professionals who could help each other develop and thrive professionally as well as attract more to the field in all disciplines working toward animal care and conservation.
AnimalConcepts is dedicated to creating a more diverse, equal and inclusive world for all and our mission is wellbeing for everyone. We strongly believe that diverse, multicultural perspectives make us and our lives better. We are ready to assist AMZAP through outreach, mentoring and professional development resources to people of diverse ethnic and racial heritages interested in this career path, in all disciplines and at all levels in zoos, aquariums and exotic wildlife facilities.
Not a supporting organisation yet? Reach out to AMZAP to commit your support today!