Dear colleagues and friends,

Initially, I hope all of you, your family and friends are healthy. We all have to face a challenging time during these days. COVID-19 makes our all daily life and business very special.
As the host of EAZA Annual Conference 2020, we decided together with the EAZA Council to cancel the event for this year.

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This decision was reasoned by our responsibility for all our health and safety and to the fact that we all have to deal with many other unexpected effects out of this pandemic.
We, the City of Leipzig and the staff of Zoo Leipzig, are looking forward to seeing you once again. I hope that we all meet us again next year in Helsinki.
It was a pleasure to organise this event so far. Great thanks to all responsible parts who put in already a lot of work.
Again, please stay healthy and I wish all of you much power for the upcoming months.

Warm regards,

Prof Dr Jörg Junhold
Director Zoo Leipzig and President Association of Zoological Gardens