Features

From Sea Lion to "No-See" Lion - The Training and Benefits of a Voluntary Blinding Device for Visually-Impaired Sea Lions

Perceptions of Animal Emotions During Human-Animal Interactions in an Aquarium Setting

Education Forum

A Guide To Connecting Trained Behaviors To Conservation

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Regional Reports

Keep up on news from IMATA members around the world.
photo credit: Monroe County Seneca Park Zoo
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Spotlight

Perceptions of Animal Emotions During Human-Animal Interactions in an Aquarium Setting

Perceptions of Animal Emotions During Human-Animal Interactions in an Aquarium Setting

This study provides a look into how professional animal care staff and college-level students perceived the emotional well-being of two individuals: Lulu, a ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) and Cleatus, an Atlantic goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara), in residence at The Florida Aquarium.

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President's Corner

President's Corner

It seems like yesterday the president’s gavel was passed to me and I had the honor of addressing conference attendees at last year’s honors and awards banquet in Portugal. During that impromptu delivery, I promised to offer IMATA members a voice ... More »

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Nominations and Elections

Nominations and Elections

Candidates for IMATA's 2020 Board of Directors

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In Memoriam - Dave Butcher

In Memoriam - Dave Butcher

Emeritus IMATA member Dave Butcher passed way in early June of 2019.

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Regional Reports

Regional Reports

Keep up on news from IMATA members around the world.

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Notices and Announcements

Notices and Announcements

Information on upcoming workshops, seminars, conferences, and more

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Conservation Briefs

Conservation Briefs

Whale's Earwax Plays a Role in Conservation – Microplastics Found Ingested by Every Marine Mammal Surveyed in UK – Antarctic Blue Whales and Krill

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Education Forum

Education Forum

A Guide To Connecting Trained Behaviors To Conservation - Studies have shown that interaction programs are powerful and effective experiential learning opportunities. We provide and promote a valuable platform to connect people with animals and motivate behavior change.

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IMATA Business

President's Corner

A few words from IMATA's President, Kelly Flaherty Clark.

IMATA Board and Committees

Board Members and Committees at the time of this issue

Soundings Publication Details

The Editorial Staff

Nominations and Elections

Candidates for IMATA's 2020 Board of Directors

In Memoriam - Dave Butcher

Emeritus IMATA member Dave Butcher passed way in early June of 2019.

Departments

Regional Reports

Keep up on news from IMATA members around the world.

Notices and Announcements

Information on upcoming workshops, seminars, conferences, and more

Conservation Briefs

Features conservation tidbits from around the world

Education Forum

A Guide To Connecting Trained Behaviors To Conservation

Animal Facts

Sand Tiger Shark

Scientific name: Carcharias taurus

Green Conservation

Deforestation

Deforestation leads to soil degradation and destroys habitat, causing the extinction of plants, animals, birds and insects. It also destroys resources on which many indigenous people depend, and contributes to global climate change.