The workshop was opportunity for discussions on the Zoo Directive implementation between North Macedonian public institutions and experts from the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria and the EU Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Portugal).
The participants have discussed the Zoo Directive and the following related aspects:
- Zoo Directive requirements (mandatory and optional measures),
- Technical and legislative implementation challenges,
- Inspection regimes, pre-licensing,
- Record keeping and analytics (ZIMS and its alternatives),
- IUCN guidelines,