World’s leading zoos and aquariums

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the global alliance of regional associations, national federations, zoos and aquariums, dedicated to the care and conservation of animals and their habitats around the world.

World’s leading zoos and aquariums

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the global alliance of regional associations, national federations, zoos and aquariums, dedicated to the care and conservation of animals and their habitats around the world.

400 members
around the world

WAZA promotes cooperation between leading zoos, aquariums, national and regional associations, as well as with leading wildlife experts, academies, and universities. WAZA provides support for species-conservation management and husbandry of animals in human care, while encouraging the highest standards in member institutions.

Become a member

WAZA accepts membership applications in four categories: associations, institutions, affiliates and corporations. WAZA members must be committed to the principles of the global zoo and aquarium community.

Become a member

WAZA accepts membership applications in four categories: associations, institutions, affiliates and corporations. WAZA members must be committed to the principles of the global zoo and aquarium community.

The unifying organisation for the world's leading zoos and aquariums

WAZA is the voice of a global community of high‑standard, conservation‑based zoos and aquariums and a catalyst for their joint conservation action.

WAZA Welcomes New Corporate Member

WAZA Welcomes New Corporate Member The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is pleased to welcome its newest member to the global WAZA community. Hanart Culture LLC joined WAZA this month as a corporate member.  Hanart Culture produces and

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Statement in Support of BIAZA

Statement in Support of BIAZA The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) supports the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (BIAZA) extensive efforts to secure early flexibility for BIAZA member zoos and aquariums to open in the

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WAZA Webinars COVID-19

WAZA Webinars — COVID19 WAZA is hosting regular webinars in light of COVID-19 to connect with WAZA members and provide resources in these challenging times. Below you will find links to the webinar recordings, as well a key takeaways and

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WAZA COVID-19 Reopening Recommendations

WAZA COVID-19 Reopening Recommendations Updated: 05/06/2020 The following recommendations are a compilation of reopening recommendations made by different WAZA recognised national and regional associations. Considering the diversity of territories and respective legislation under which WAZA member zoos and aquariums operate,

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ZIMS for Care and Welfare

The ZIMS for Care and Welfare project has been launched and is now live in ZIMS (Zoological Information Management System). The module is a collaborative effort between Species360 and an experienced team of animal welfare experts from many WAZA member institutions, as well as WAZA Director of Animal Welfare, Sabrina Brando.

Dr Jane Goodall to Deliver Keynote Address at WAZA Conference

Conservationist, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming 73rdWorld Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) Annual conference, in Bangkok, Thailand, in October.

WAZA Office Relocation

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) embarked on a new phase in its 83-year history this week with the relocation of the Executive Office to Barcelona, Spain. WAZA had been based in Gland, Switzerland, since 2010.

Hornbill Expert to Deliver Keynote Address at WAZA Conference

Prominent Thai conservationist Pilai Poonswad, will reflect on 40 years of hornbill conservation in a keynote address at the upcoming 73rd WAZA Annual Conference, in Bangkok, Thailand, in October.

Zoos and aquariums are the third largest funder of conservation globally

WAZA and its members are committed to inspire and engage the more than 700 million people who visit zoos and aquariums every year – literally one-tenth of the world’s population – to take action for the conservation of species and nature.

Zoos and aquariums are the third largest funder of conservation globally

WAZA and its members are committed to inspire and engage the more than 700 million people who visit zoos and aquariums every year – literally one-tenth of the world’s population – to take action for the conservation of species and nature.

Dedicated to change

WAZA and its members are committed to important goals regarding the environment and sustainability, and are engaged in issues of conservation and battling the illegal trade in wildlife like never before. Read the WAZA News Magazine and other publications to find out more.

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the global alliance of regional associations, national federations, zoos and aquariums, dedicated to the care and conservation of animals and their habitats around the world.

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