The official website of the EAZA Antelope and Giraffe Taxon Advisory Group (TAG)

What is a TAG?

A TAG means in short Taxon Advisory Group, which is a group of individuals with mission to assist, develop and cooperate with ex situ and in situ conservation needs related to an entire taxa, or group of related species.

What is the main goal, mission and vision of the EAZA Antelope & Giraffe TAG?

Main goal: The EAZA Antelope and Giraffe TAG continues as one of the largest and most complex EAZA TAGs representing the approximately 50 species (and approximately 65 taxa) held in European zoos. The majority of species are recommended for EEPs, ESBs or monitoring. Currently the TAG organizes 12 EEPs and 9 ESBs; the remaining species are actively monitored by either a person or the TAG. In order to better manage such a large number of species and programs, the TAG is subdivided into five taxonomic (aridland, woodland and savannah species, mini antelopes and giraffes) and three thematic (conservation, research and import/quarantine) sub-groups.

 

Mission: To maintain healthy, genetically viable, self-sustaining, captive populations of antelopes, giraffes and okapis taxa in European zoo collections. These populations will: act as ambassadors for educational purposes on the plight of these taxa in the wild; function as a focus for fund-raising for conservation action; offer a source of individuals for re-stocking and reintroduction purposes and provide a research resource that will assist in improving husbandry, welfare and in situ conservation.

 

Vision: Healthy, viable, free ranging populations of antelopes, giraffes and okapis, ranging through intact ecosystems, where they are valued and cherished both locally and globally.

 

TAG goals (Ex-situ goals)

 

Population management

To ensure each EEP population is self sustaining and genetically viable in the long term.

To ensure each taxa has ambitious targets for the retention of Gene Diversity (~95% GD per century).

To work more closely with other regions to support effective population management and prioritize regional focus to maximize global impact.

To work to overcome obstacles with impinge upon population and genetic management goals; e.g. import of new founders, new species and international transfers.

 

Husbandry & Welfare

To ensure each EEP drives ongoing welfare and husbandry improvement.

To ensure husbandry guidelines are in place for all EEPs/theme groups by 2013 and reviewed at least every second year.

To develop an audit process to ensure all holders are compliant with husbandry guidelines by 2015.

To identify and support research priorities which advance husbandry & welfare and support the development of husbandry guidelines.

 

Education & Research

To ensure the captive populations provide a significant educational and research resource capable of contributing to rhino conservation.

To recruit education and research advisors to the TAG.

To measure the impact of zoo based education specific to antelope and giraffe/okapi conservation & assist in the improvement of zoo based education. 

EEP coordinators to identify research priorities prioritizing projects conceived to improve captive management, reproduction & welfare.

EEP coordinators to collate research activities.

 

Why we have established this website?

The role of this website is predominantly to be an informational basis concerning work of the EAZA Antelope & Giraffe TAG. Beside this we have an ambition to promote antelopes and giraffes to more broader public, to make them more popular and to share the knowledge about them, especially to concentrate informations and pictorial documentation about antelope and giraffe diversity in the wild or in the human care. The section collectibillia confirms that these animal groups are quit popular and many people simply enjoy them. Photographers who make this website possible here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The official website of the EAZA Antelope and Giraffe Taxon Advisory Group (TAG)

 

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Photographers

Position, institution

Subgroup, program

Name

Origin

Chair

 

Jens-Ove Heckel

Landau

Vice chair

 

Sander Hofman

Antwerp

Vice chair

 

Tania Gilbert

Marwell

 

 

 

 

Sub-group chair

Okapi & Giraffe SG

Sander Hofman

Antwerp

 

Okapi (EEP)

Sander Hofman

Antwerp

 

Giraffe (EEP)

Jörg Jebram

Gelsenkirchen

 

 

 

 

Sub-group chair

Woodland antelope SG

Kim Skalborg Simonsen

Givskud

 

Eastern Bongo (EEP)

Nick Davis

Chester

 

Sable antelope (ESB)

Kim Skalborg Simonsen

Givskud

 

Roan antelope (EEP)

Klaus Müller-Schilling

Hanover

 

Lowland nyala (ESB)

Susana Nolasco

Lisbon

 

Lesser kudu (ESB)

Beatrice Steck

Basel

 

Greater kudu (ESB)

Jörg Jebram

Gelsenkirchen

 

Western sitatunga (ESB)

Peter Zwanzger

Cologne

 

 

 

 

Sub-group chair

Savannah antelope SG

Catrin Hammer

Goerlitz

 

Nile lechwe (EEP)

Nick Lindsay

Whipsnade

 

Kafue Lechwe (ESB, prop. EEP)

John McLaughlin

Fota

 

Springbok (ESB)

Bas Martens

Kerkrade

 

Waterbuck (Mon-P)

Miroslaw Piasecki

Wroclaw

 

Blesbok (ESB)

Sonia Freeman

Chessington

 

Black Wildebeest (Mon-P)

n.n.

 

 

Black-faced impala (ISB)

Arlete Sogorb

Lisbon

 

Impala (Mon-P)

Klaus Müller-Schilling

Hanover

 

Gemsbok (Mon-P)

TAG

 

 

Beisa oryx (Mon-P)

TAG

 

 

Thomson’s gazelle (Mon-P)

Klaus Müller-Schilling

Hanover

 

Persian goitered gazelle (Mon-P)

Clemens Becker

Karlsruhe

 

 

 

 

Sub-group chair

Aridlands antelope SG

Ian Goodwin

Marwell

 

Addax (EEP)

Fabian Krause

Hanover

 

Scimitar-horned oryx (EEP, ISB)

Tania Gilbert

Marwell

 

Arabian oryx (EEP, ISB)

n.n.

 

 

Dama gazelle (EEP)

Gerado Espeso

Almeria

 

Cuvier’s gazelle (EEP)

Eulalia Moreno

Almeria

 

Saharawi dorcas gazelle (EEP)

Teresa Abaigar

Almeria

 

Slender-horned gazelle (Mon-P, ISB)

Sander Hofman

Antwerp

 

 

 

 

(Sub-group chair)

(Mini antelope SG)

n.n.

 

 

Blue duiker (MoP)

Kim Van de Put

Arnhem

 

Kirk’s dikdik (ESB)

Klaus Müller-Schilling

Hanover

 

Red duiker (ESB)?

(Ruben Holland)

Leipzig

 

 

 

 

Coordinator

Conservation

Tania Gilbert

Marwell

 

 

 

 

Coordinator

Research

Eulalia Moreno

Almeria

 

 

 

 

Advisor

Veterinary

Sven Hammer

Goerlitz

 

 

 

 

Advisor

Genetics

Rob Ogden

Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

Advisor

Population management

Laurie Bingaman Lackey

USA

 

 

 

 

Advisor

Nutrition

(Marcus Clauss)

Zurich

 

 

 

 

Advisor

Husbandry

n.n.

 

 

 

 

 

Advisor

Education

n.n.

 

 

 

 

 

Administrator

Webpage administrator

Peter Luptak

Bojnice

 

 

 

 

EAZA office

Manager-Collect. Coordin. & Conserv.

Danny de Man

Amsterdam

 

Exec. Coordinator-Collect. Coordin. & Conserv

Merel Zimmermann

Amsterdam

 

EPMAG / Population Management

Kristin Leus

Amsterdam

 

Population Biologist-Collect. Coordin. & Conserv.

Kristine Schad

Amsterdam

 

 

 

 

Other ungulate TAGs

Equid TAG

Ulrike Rademacher

Stuttgart

 

 

Tanya Langenhorst

Marwell

 

Caprinae TAG

Douglas Richardson

Kingussie

 

Deer TAG

Noam Werner

Jerusalem

 

 

Christian Kern

Berlin

 

Pigs, Peccary & Tapir, Hippo TAG

Bengt Holst

Kopenhagen

 

 

Jochen Reiter

Duisburg

 

 

Alistair Macdonald

Edinburgh

 

Cattle & Camelid TAG

Gary Batters

Banham

 

 

Terry Hornsey

Suffolk

 

BIAZA Hoof stock Focus Group, Co-Chair

Andrew Hope

Belfast

 

 

 

 

AZA A&G TAG

Chair, Aridland antelope & gazelle SG

Martha Fischer

Saint Louise

 

Vice-chair, Aridland antelope & gazelle SG

Aden Eyres

Fossil Rim

 

Vice-chair, Forest/Woodland antelope SG

Sharon Joseph

Houston

 

Vice-chair, Small antelope SG

Jeff Holland

Los Angeles

 

Vice-chair, Hartebeest SG

Dan Beetem

The Wilds

 

Vice-chair, Waterbuck SG

Randy Rieches

San Diego

 

Vice-chair, Giraffe & Okapi SG

Ann Petric

 

 

Dir., Conservation

Steve Shurther

White Oak, Gilman

 

Dir., Animal Care, Conserv. & Research

n.n.

 

 

Slender-horned gazelle (ISB)

Brigid Randle

Palm Desert

 

Arabian oryx (ISB, SSP)

Michelle Hatwood

Audubon Nature Inst.

 

 

 

 

Guests (conservation, research, taxonomy)

IUCN, Antelope SG co-chair

David Mallon

UK

 

IUCN, Antelope SG co-chair

Philippe Chardonnet

France

 

IUCN, Antelope SG

Mark Stanley-Price

UK

 

IUCN, Giraffe & Okapi SG/Giraffe Con. Fdn., GCF

Julian Fennessy

 

 

IUCN, Giraffe & Okapi SG

Noelle Kumpel

UK

 

Co-chair, BIAZA Hoof stock Focus Group

Andrew Hope

UK, Belfast

 

SCF, SSIG president

Steve Monfort

USA

 

SCF, SSIG director

John Newby

Switzerland

 

SCF, SSIG chair Science committee

Tim Woodfine

UK, Marwell

 

King Khalid Wildlife Research

Tom M. Butynski

Saudi Arabia

 

Wildlife Conservation Society

Paul Elkan

USA

 

Ultimate ungulate

Brent Huffman

Canada

 

ZGAP

Roland Wirth

Munich

 

IUCN, SOS

Alessandro Badalotti

Gland

 

EDGE, ZSL

Carly Waterman

London

 

EDGE, ZSL

Jonathan Baillie

London

 

Australian National University

Colin Groves

Canberra, Austral.

 

Unione Italiana Zoo e Acquari (UIZA)

Spartaco Gippoliti

Roma

 

University of South Bohemia, Zoology

Jan Robovsky

Budejovice

 

 

 

 

Guests (various)

Verband Deutscher Zoodirektoren (VDZ)

Peter Dollinger

Bern

 

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Markus Gusset

Gland

 

Rhino TAG

Lars Versteege

Hilvarenbeek

 

 

Paul Vercammen

Sharjah

 

 

Richard Osterballe

Givskud

 

 

Radoslaw Ratajszczak

Wroclaw

 

 

Amy Plowman

Paignton

 

 

Arne Lawrenz

Wuppertal

 

 

Lucília Tibério

Lisbon

 

 

David Field

London

 

 

Hassan Kaariye

Ethiopia, Ogaden

 

 

Osman Gedow Amir

Somalia

 

 

Houssein A. Rayaleh

Djibouti