Distinctions

In recognition of its commitment to Science and Innovation, of its pioneering role, and of its commitment to sharing knowledge, Zoomarine has been awarded several distinctions, among which:

 

2019 - EAAM Award "Best Training Presentation", Algarve - EAAM (European Association for Aquatic Mammals), Portugal

 

2018 - People's choice Award for Zoomarine Algarve - IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers Association), Portugal

 

2018 - IAATE Award "Special Award for Outstanding Achievement and Valeud Service-2017", Califórnia, USA

 

2018 - IAATE Award "High Flyer Award" (melhor apressentação da conferência), Califórnia, USA

 

2017 - American Humane Conservation program certification with the Humane Certified seal of approval

 

2015 - "Outernet technologies International" - 2nd place, "Whistle stability variation in captive bottlenose dolphins (tursiops truncatus) recorded in isolation and social contexts" - IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers Association), Bahamas

 

2015 - Honorary Member of the EAAM (European Association for Aquatic Mammals) - Awarded to Pedro Lavia, founder and President of Zoomarine

 

2014 - Sonny Allen Lifetime Achievement Award - Awarded to Pedro Lavia, founder and President of Zoomarine


2014 - IAATE Award (International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators) in the category of Show Behaviour of the Year proceedings concerning the new presentation of tropical birds "Flying Colours"
 
2013 - IAATE Award (International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators) in the category Show Behaviour of the Year, proceedings concerning the development of enviromental enrichment of two bird species: striated caracara Phalcoboenus australis and Pied crow Corvus albus
 
2011 - 1st place IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers Association) in the category First Time Presenter - "Geriatric training of marine mammals"
 
2011 - IAATE Award (International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators) in the category of Husbandry Behaviour of the Year, proceedings concerning the high levels of zoological care and husbandry of these animals - work presented: "Station Training for Voluntary Feet Inspection"

2010 - AIZA (Iberian Association of Zoos and Aquaria) award in the category of best presentation of the Curators Annual Meeting - "From predators to prey - the evolution of Zoomarine's Birds of Prey Presentation"
 
2006 - 1st place EAAM (European Association for Aquatic Mammals) in the category of Best Poster - "The 'cotton cocoon' technique: how to dislodge a fishing hook from a pinniped's gastric cavity"
 
2004 - 2nd place IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers Association) the category of Husbandry - "Training a female Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, for a voluntary mouth biopsy)
 
2004 - 1st place IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers Association) in the category of Outernet Technologies Awards e and 2nd place in the category of Advanced Research - "Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) Laparoscopy"

 

2004 - 2nd Place IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers Association) in the caterogy of Advanced Research

 

2004 - Manuel d'Arriaga Award, for the contribuition to the zoophilic cause, atributed by the portuguese Animal Protection Society
 
2002 - 2nd place IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers Association) in the category of Husbandry - “Voluntary training for a genital biopsy in a female dolphin” 
 

1998 - People's choice Award for Zoomarine, Algarve - IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers Association), Portugal


1998 - IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers Association) award in the category of Husbandry Techniques/Research Development - "Teflon implantation procedure by cytoscopy in a dolphin bladder under medical training" 
 
1995 – IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers Association) award in the category of Best Trained Behaviour - "Voluntary trained cystoscopy"