Member Categories

Institution members shall be zoological gardens, aquariums or similar zoological institutions established and managed primarily for cultural, educational, scientific and conservation purposes. Institution members must also be open to the public on a regular and predictable basis. Only the respective full-time, paid chief executive of the institution may serve as its official representative.

 

Association members shall be organisations, both national and regional, whose primary members are zoological gardens, aquariums or similar zoological institutions. The purpose of these organisations is to support the vision, mission and interests of their members and to establish standards and levels of cooperation between them. Association members may officially be represented by either an elected officer or by a full-time, paid executive.

 

Affiliate members shall be organisations that support the vision, mission and interests of WAZA. The official representative of an affiliate member may attend the Annual Meeting and participate in discussions. Affiliate members may not be represented on Council or standing committees, but may be on other committees and subcommittees. They are not entitled to a vote and shall not be considered when determining a quorum.

 

Corporate members shall be individuals or entities that provide supplies or services to zoological gardens or aquariums and who support the vision, mission and interests of WAZA. The official representative of a corporate member may attend the Annual Meeting. Corporate members may not be represented on Council or standing committees, but may serve on other committees and working groups. They are not entitled to a vote and shall not be considered when determining a quorum.

 

Life members shall be those persons who have retired as full-time, paid executives of an institution or association member, and who have served in that capacity at one or more member institutions or associations for a period of no less than 10 years. They may also attend the Annual Meeting including administrative sessions. They are not entitled to a vote and shall not be considered when determining a quorum.

 

Honorary members shall be those persons deemed worthy of such recognition as exemplified by their active support of WAZA's objectives. Only the Council may elect individuals to honorary membership, they may not serve on Council or standing committees. They may also attend the Annual Meeting, including administrative sessions, but are not entitled to a vote and shall not be considered when determining a quorum.

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