Awards all round for ZSL
Wednesday 28 December 2005
ZSL has recently triumphed at two prestigious award ceremonies, highlighting the diverse spectrum of work undertaken both as a visitor attraction and powerful force for international conservation, research and science.
ZSL received the award for Best Website at the 2005 Visit London Awards, an annual event held to celebrate London’s top tourism businesses. Presented by GMTV presenter, Kate Garraway, and sponsored by Web Diversity, the award recognises the achievement of the multi-functional website, which successfully targets ZSL’s broad and unique audience, from zoological scientists through to young children.
At the 2005 BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Awards held at Dudley Zoo in the West Midlands and attended by the zoo world elite, ZSL was honoured with three of the top awards.
- The award for Best PR went to ZSL in recognition of its pioneering PR campaign ‘A new zoo for London’
- Best New Zoo Enclosure was awarded for ZSL’s innovative ‘Komodo: Island of Dragons’ enclosure
- An Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to ZSL’s Nick Lindsay for his exceptional achievements in service to the zoo community
The awards were presented by Dr Miranda Stevenson, the Director of BIAZA. ZSL was also highly commended in six other categories, including the category of significant advances in husbandry and welfare for pre- and post-partum care of an Asian elephant calf, and Best Marketing Project for the launch of Meet the Monkeys.