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:
 

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"
 
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 - 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"