Biodiversity is Us Awards


Zoos and aquariums, represented by WAZA, are actively getting people to act to preserve biodiversity, which is shrinking at an alarming rate. We aim to promote awareness of biodiversity loss and inform people of simple everyday actions individuals can do to promote biodiversity. These tools are provided to WAZA members and partners, so they can use them to engage their local communities.


At the 2015 Annual Conference in Al Ain, UAE, WAZA wanted to highlight the best examples of implementation from around the world to highlight the most innovative and visible uses of the cam­paign tools by members and partners.


The following institutions were awarded the 2015 Biodiversity is Us awards:


African Lion Safari, Canada

Al Ain Zoo, UAE

Brno Zoo, Czech Republic

Foz Tropicana Parque das Aves, Brazil

Fundación Temaikèn, Argentina

Fundación Zoológico Santacruz (member of ACOPAZOA), Colombia

Madrid Zoo Aquarium, Spain

Natural History Museum Rijeka (member of ICOM), Croatia

Ocean Park Corporation, Hong Kong

Perth Zoo, Australia

Singapore Zoological Gardens, Singapore

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Uganda

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, Canada

Vienna Zoo, Austria