The Zoological Society of Southern Africa was originally formed with the vision of promoting zoology (through conferences and a scientific journal) across all sub-disciplines of southern Africa. The main objectives of the society are:
- To promote, facilitate and encourage Zoological research in southern Africa;
- To preserve southern African fauna and to support legislation to this end, and, if necessary, to oppose legislation tending to have adverse effects thereon;
- To be actively concerned with the welfare of animals; Co-ordination and Education;
- To assist in the co-ordination of Zoological research in Southern Africa by means of congresses, meetings and publications covering current research work, and to have contact with foreign Zoological societies and international organizations dealing with Zoology, wherever possible;
- To co-operate with public authorities and to act in an advisory capacity where asked to do so;
Birds New Zealand is committed to the study of birds and their habitat use within New Zealand through encouraging members and organising projects and schemes. Activities are organised at both the national and regional level, with 20 regions providing a local network for members to engage in bird studies. We promote the recording and wide circulation of the results of bird studies and observations through the production of a scientific journal and other publications promoting birds in New Zealand. Birds New Zealand seeks to assist the conservation and management of birds by providing information, from which sound management decisions can be derived.
BirdLife South Africa, one of the country partners of BirdLife International, is the only dedicated bird conservation organization in South Africa. BirdLife South Africa focuses its attention on the conservation of threatened birds and the protection of important sites and habitats. There’s a scientific basis to the organisation’s work. BirdLife South Africa is a membership-based organization, with its members receiving six issues per annum of African Birdlife, one of the world’s top bird and birding magazines. More information is available at www.birdlife.org.za or from firstname.lastname@example.org.