While conservation of wildlife is the core purpose of modern zoos and aquariums, animal welfare is their core activity. WAZA released two new strategic guidance documents for both animal conservation and welfare. This gives testimony to the equal value and emphasis that WAZA places on wildlife conservation and animal welfare.
These two new strategic guidance documents will substantially strengthen WAZA’s efforts to make caring about animals in zoos and aquariums continuous with caring for them in the wild. We encourage our partners in both wildlife conservation and animal welfare to collaborate with us on this endeavour.
Please click on the following links to download Committing to Conservation: The World Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Strategy
Please click on the following links to download Caring for Willdlife: The World Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare
Promo Video (YouTube)