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.

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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.

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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 IUCN Partnership

WAZA IUCN Partnership Date: 2/01/2020 WAZA is pleased to have received a special recognition from the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN SSC) for supporting the commission in its mission for the 2017-2019 period.  WAZA’s

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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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