Thomas Ziegler selected for The Blooloop 50 Zoo & Aquarium Influencer List 2022

21 November 2022

Prof. Dr. Thomas Ziegler, aquarium curator and coordinator of biodiversity and nature conservation projects for Vietnam and Laos at the Cologne Zoological Garden, and an active subject editor and author at ZooKeys, has been selected as one of the Top 50 Influencers in the first Blooloop 50 Influencers list for professionals within the zoo and aquarium community

Blooloop is an international news media outlet that provides world-leading coverage about the attractions industry for attractions industry professionals, including those working in zoos and aquariums. Their annual reader-chosen list of 50 key influencers for each category aims to give recognition to the achievements of individuals who have made a prominent impact with their work. 

Ziegler has been recognised for his and his team’s conservation efforts at the Cologne Zoological Garden, as well as his overall achievements and ongoing research exemplified by the ResearchGate project The Conservation Zoo, where he uploads and collates scientific zoology and conservation papers.

Earlier this year, he was also honoured with an invitation by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to write a foreword for the WWF Greater Mekong report.

Apart from his multiple contributions to ZooKeys, Ziegler is also an editor at Nature Conservation, and has so far authored more than 20 papers published across the Pensoft journal portfolio.

We wholeheartedly congratulate Prof. Ziegler for the wonderful achievement, and wish him all the best in his future work of care for nature. 


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Image caption: Quasipaa taoi sp. nov., holotype. Published in "Hidden in the jungle of Vietnam: a new species of Quasipaa (Amphibia, Anura, Dicroglossidae) from Ngoc Linh Mountain" (DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.1124.89282).

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