WAZA Council

*Name of representative, institution, and country/region are indicated below.

Dr Clément Lanthier DVM, MBA
Calgary Zoo
Karen Fifield MNZM
Vice President
Wellington Zoo
New Zealand
Prof Theo Pagel
Immediate Past President
Cologne Zoo
*Please note that as per WAZA bylaws, the immediate past president does not hold voting rights

Region I: Canada and United States of America

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, USA
Represented by Bob Chastain

Denver Zoo, USA
Represented by Bert Vescolani

Woodland Park Zoo, USA
Represented by Dr Alejandro Grajal

Region II: Europe and the Middle East

Alpenzoo Innsbruck, Austria
Represented by Dr André Stadler
Helsinki Zoo, Finland
Represented by Dr Sanna Hellström DVM
Opel-Zoo, Germany
Represented by Dr Thomas Kauffels

Region III: Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, South America, Africa, Asia (excluding the Middle East), and Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific Islands).

Fundación Temaikèn, Argentina
Represented by Darío Lareu
South African Association of Marine Biological Research (SAMBR), South Africa
Represented by Dr Judy Mann-Lang
Taipei Zoo, Taiwan
Represented by Dr Eric Tsao

Association Seats

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), USA
Represented by Craig Hoover
Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA), Australia

Represented by Nicola Craddock

European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), The Netherlands
Represented by Myfanwy Griffith
Latin American Zoo and Aquarium Association (ALPZA), Chile
Represented by Dr Alexandra Guerra

Observer Seats (Non-voting)

Royal Zoological Society of Scotland Edinburgh Zoo, UK
Represented by Prof David Field
IUCN Species Survival Commission, Australia
Represented by Dr Kira Mileham

Georgia Aquarium, USA
Represented by Dr Alistair Dove

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