WAZA Standing Committees

Committee for Population Management

David Field Chair Royal Zoological Society of Scotland Edinburgh Zoo
Paula Cerdán Liaison WAZA
Alexandra Guerra Corresponding Member Latin American Zoo & Aquarium Association (ALPZA)
Candice Dorsey Voting Member Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
Christian Olaciregui Pineda Voting Member Colombian Association of Zoos
Clément Lanthier Ex-officio member of Committees Calgary Zoo
Craig Hoover Corresponding Member Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
Danny de Man Vice-Chair 2021 - 2023 European Association of Zoos & Aquaria (EAZA)
Kumiko Hara Voting Member Japanese Association of Zoos & Aquariums (JAZA)
James Biggs Voting Member Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA)
John Werth Corresponding Member Pan-African Association of Zoos & Aquaria (PAAZA)
Katelyn Mucha Participating Member Species360
Kathy Traylor-Holzer Participating Member IUCN Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG)
Kristine Schad Eebes Corresponding Member Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
Laurie Bingaman Lackey Corresponding Member World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
Raymond van der Meer Corresponding Member European Association of Zoos & Aquaria (EAZA)
S. P. Yadav Corresponding Member Central Zoo Authority (CZA)
Tracy Rehse Voting Member National Zoological Garden of South Africa
Wendy Chua Voting Member Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association (SEAZA)
William van Lint Voting Member European Association of Zoos & Aquaria (EAZA)
Yolanda Matamoros Hidalgo Voting Member Mesoamerican & Caribbean Zoos & Aquaria Association (AMACZOOA)

Ethics and Animal Welfare

Alejandro Grajal Chair Woodland Park Zoo
Paula Cerdán Liaison WAZA
Candice Dorsey Member Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
Cesare Avesani Zaborra Member Parco Natura Viva, Garda Zoological Park
Cláudia Igayara de Souza Member Association of Zoos and Aquariums of Brazil (AZAB)
Claudia Tay Member Mandai Wildlife Group
Grace Fuller Member Detroit Zoological Society
Holly Farmer Member Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Jason Watters Member San Francisco Zoological Gardens
John Werth Member Pan-African Association of Zoos & Aquaria (PAAZA)
Kasumi Nagakura Member Yokohama Zoological Gardens "ZOORASIA"
Lance Miller Member Brookfield Zoo (Chicago Zoological Society)
Mara Marques Member Association of Zoos and Aquariums of Brazil (AZAB)
Nicola Craddock Member Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA)
Paloma Bosso Member Parque das Aves
Sally Binding Member European Association of Zoos & Aquaria (EAZA)
Sally Sherwen Member Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens
Simon Marsh Member Wild Welfare
Wen-Haur Cheng Member Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association (SEAZA)
Willem Manansang Member Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association (SEAZA)

Finance

Thomas Kauffels Chair Opel-Zoo (Von Opel Hessische Zoostiftung)
Christina Morbin Liaison WAZA
Clément Lanthier Member Calgary Zoo
Cynthia Whitbred-Spanoulis Member Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation (VAMSC)
Darío Lareu Member Fundación Temaikèn
Isabel Li Member Ocean Park Corporation
James Cretney Member Marwell Wildlife

Membership

Nicola Craddock Chair Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA)
Janet Ho Liaison WAZA
Andrea Echeverry-Alcendra Member Colombian Association of Zoos, Aquariums and Related (ACOPAZOA)
Clément Lanthier Ex-officio Member Calgary Zoo
Ghanim Mubarak Al Hajeri Member Al Ain Zoo
John Werth Member Pan-African Association of Zoos & Aquaria (PAAZA)
Katy Duke Member The Deep
Kevin Mills Member South Carolina Aquarium
Kumar Pillai Member Mandai Wildlife Group

Nominating

Chair: Theo Pagel (Cologne Zoo)

WAZA Non-Standing Committees

Associations

Myfanwy Griffith Chair European Association of Zoos & Aquaria (EAZA)
Martín Zordan Liaison WAZA
Alexandra Guerra Member Latin American Zoo & Aquarium Association (ALPZA)
Andrea Echeverry-Alcendra Member Colombian Association of Zoos
Cécile Erny Member Association Française des Parcs Zoologiques (AFdPZ)
Cláudia Igayara de Souza Member Association of Zoos and Aquariums of Brazil (AZAB)
Craig Hoover Member Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
Erich Kočner Member Union of Czech and Slovak Zoos (UCSZOO)
Kumiko Hara Member Japanese Association of Zoos & Aquariums (JAZA)
Gert Emmrich Member Deutsche Tierpark-Gesellschaft e.V. (DTG)
Gloria Svampa Member Italian Association of Zoos and Aquaria (UIZA)
Jens Larsson Member Swedish Association of Zoological Parks & Aquaria (SAZA-SDF)
Jim Facette Member Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA)
Jo Judge Member British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums (BIAZA)
John Werth Member Pan-African Association of Zoos & Aquaria (PAAZA)
Jon Diderichsen Member Danish Zoological Gardens & Aquaria (DAZA)
Josef Kindl Member Union of Czech and Slovak Zoos (UCSZOO)
Karl Görnhardt Member Deutscher-Wildgehege-Verband e.V.
Nicola Craddock Member Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA)
Olga Santacana Member Iberian Association of Zoos & Aquaria (AIZA)
S. P. Yadav Member Central Zoo Authority (CZA)
Svetlana Akulova Member Eurasian Regional Association of Zoos & Aquariums (EARAZA)
Volker Homes Member Verband der Zoologischen Gärten (VdZ)
Wen-Haur Cheng Member Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association (SEAZA)
Yolanda Matamoros Hidalgo Member Mesoamerican & Caribbean Zoos & Aquaria Association (AMACZOOA)

Aquariums

Alistair Dove Chair Georgia Aquarium
André Stadler Member Alpenzoo Innsbruck
Christopher Dold Member SeaWorld Orlando
Clint Wright Member Vancouver Aquarium
Judy Mann-Lang Member SAAMBR /uShaka Sea World
Katy Duke Member The Deep
Keith Sanford Member Tennessee Aquarium
Kelly Timmins Member Atlantis Dubai
Michael Farquhar Member Two Oceans Aquarium
Theo Pagel Member Cologne Zoo
Thomas Kölpin Member Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten

Conservation and Environmental Sustainability

Judy Mann Chair SAAMBR
Paula Cerdán Liaison WAZA
Adrián Sestelo Member Ecoparque Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Becca Hanson Member Hanson Roberts Studio
Bert Vescolani Member Denver Zoo
Bob Chastain Member Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Bridget Corcoran Member Taronga Conservation Society Australia
Christian Olaciregui Member Associación Latinoamericana de Parques Zoológicos y Acuarios
David Musingo Member Uganda Wildlife Center
Elaine Bensted Member Adelaide Zoo
Eric Tsao Member Taipei Zoo
Jenny Gray Member Melbourne Zoo
Jens-Ove Heckel Member Landau Zoo
Karen Fifield Member Wellington Zoo
Kira Mileham Member IUCN SSC
Maria Clara Dominguez Member Zoológico de Cali
Mike Barclay Member Mandai Wildlife Group
Mike Jordan Member Chester Zoo
Onnie Byers Member IUCN SSC CPSG
Sanna Hellstrom Member Korkeasaari/Helsinki Zoo
Sonja Luz Member Singapore Zoo
SP Yadav Member Central Zoo Authority
Tracey Gazibara Member Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Clément Lanthier Ex-officio Member Calgary Zoo

Palm Oil Subcommittee

Tracey Gazibara Co-chair Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Bob Chastain Co-chair Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Paula Cerdán Liaison WAZA
Chelsea Wellmer Member Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Catherine Barton Member Chester Zoo
Darcie Carruthers Member Melbourne Zoo
Sarah Thomas Member Auckland Zoo
Marcus Tay Member Mandai Wildlife Group
Wei Bin Ong Member Mandai Wildlife Group
Belinda Fairbrother Member Taronga Conservation Society Australia

Carbon Subcommittee

Karen Fifield Co-chair Wellington Zoo
Elaine Bensted Co-chair Zoos South Australia
Paula Cerdán Liaison WAZA
Abel Hemmelder Member Artis Zoo
Duncan East Member Marwell Wildlife
Helen Lockhart Member Two Oceans Aquarium
Kiam Yoong Member Zoos Victoria
Nick Boyle Member Taronga Zoo
Sanna Hellström Member Korkesaari Zoo
Marjo Priha Member Korkesaari Zoo
Guojian OU Member Mandai Wildlife Group

Reverse the Red Committee

Theo Pagel Chair Cologne Zoo
Jenny Gray Member Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens
Judy Mann Member SAAMBR/uShaka Sea World
Svetlana Akulova Member Moscow Zoo
Eric Tsao Member Taipei Zoo
Bert Vescolani Member Denver Zoo
Dario Lareu Member Fundación Temaikèn
David Field Member The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Kira Mileham Member IUCN SSC
Martín Zordan Liaison WAZA
Paula Cerdán Liasion WAZA
Clément Lanthier Ex-officio Member Calgary Zoo

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