February 05, 2013
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo Director, Phil Frost, named to International Zoo Board
ISIS Announces Election of New Institutional and Association Trustees To The Board of Trustees
St. Paul, Minnesota USA - January 4, 2013 - International Species Information System, (ISIS), the global leader in animal management and conservation collaboration solutions for over 800 zoos and aquariums, announced the election of Phil Frost, Director of BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, Dr. Clement Lanthier, President & CEO of Calgary Zoo, and Jonathan Wilcken, Director of Auckland Zoo to serve on the ISIS Board of Trustees for 3 year terms.
"Phil, Clement and Jonathan bring deep strategic expertise to the critical work of animal management within zoological institutions," said Roger Stonecipher, CEO of ISIS. "Along with their outstanding credentials, all 3 have been recognized for their conservation leadership in zoo and aquarium associations worldwide."
Additionally, ISIS announced the election of 2 associations as Association Trustees for 3 year terms: the African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZAB) and the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA). "The involvement and endorsement of our efforts by Associations representing two important geographies in the world brings a perspective and understanding that will be crucial to ISIS in continuing to serve such a varied community," said Stonecipher, "and at the same time ISIS is able to deliver to associations the pooled inventory of animal information necessary for regional assessments and population management."
Photo of Phil Frost available upon request.
About International Species Information System (ISIS)
International Species Information System (ISIS) was founded in 1974, and today, provides services to over 800 members in 80 countries. ISIS software solutions have long been recognized as the world-standard in facilitating collaboration in animal information management and conservation in the zoological and aquaria communities around the globe. The unique ISIS database contains detailed information on more than 2,800,000 animals and 10,000 species worldwide.
For more information about ISIS and its leading ZIMS animal management and conservation planning platform, please visit www.isis.org.
About the Zoo:
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is a place where people connect with animals, including elephants, giraffes, rhinos and alligators. The world-class Realm of the Tiger features highly endangered tigers, Siamang gibbons and beautiful Asian birds. Visitors can enjoy the Flamingo Cove and Giants of the Islands, featuring the Zoo's Chilean flamingos and Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises, as well as the Safari Playground, the Otter Pond, our exhibit featuring a replicated fishing cabin with underwater viewing of the otters, L'aquarium de Louisiane, Parrot Paradise and KidsZoo. Adults and children can ride the Cypress Bayou Railroad on a scenic ride through the unique Louisiana habitat that surrounds the core Zoo. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things.
Adults and Teens: $8.25
Children 2-12: $5.25
1 & under: FREE
Admissions open 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily
Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m.
Gate and grounds open 1 hour later on weekends April through August.