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Climate Change : WAZA : World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Climate Change


Reference list of climate change science, policy and related information 



During the 64th Annual Conference of WAZA, held on 4–8 October 2009 in St. Louis (USA), a Climate Change Task Force was established, jointly with the IUCN SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG). A petition was tabled in November 2009, followed by a position statement in October 2010. A resolution on combating climate change was adopted at the 65th Annual Conference of WAZA, held on 17–21 October 2010 in Cologne (Germany). An emergency resolution was adopted at the 67th Annual Conference of WAZA, held on 7–11 October 2012 in Melbourne (Australia).


Please see the briefing notes of an international zoo and wildlife park initiative to monitor the effects of climate change on mosquito species range spread, activity periods and behaviour: Project MOSI (Mosquito Onset Surveillance Initiative).


Please click on the following links to download a summary (100 KB) of WAZA community climate change engagement activities and a reference list (16 MB) of climate change science, policy and related information. The Climate Literacy Zoo Education Network has produced a report (700 KB) on global climate change as seen by zoo and aquarium visitors.

  • Climate_Coral
  • Climate_Moth
  • Climate_Monkey
  • Climate_Penguin