WAZA Council

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

Karen Fifield MNZM
Wellington Zoo
New Zealand

Prof David Field
Vice President
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
United Kingdom

Dr Clément Lanthier DVM, MBA
Immediate Past President
Calgary 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

Smithsonian’s National Zoo, USA 
Represented by Dr Brandie Smith

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, USA
Represented by Cynthia W. Spanoulis

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

Chester Zoo, United Kingdom
Represented by Mr Mike Jordan

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).

Adelaide Zoo, Australia
Represented by Ms Elaine Bensted

Taipei Zoo, Taiwan
Represented by Dr Eric Tsao

Two Oceans Aquarium, South Africa
Represented by Dr Judy Mann-Lang

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)

IUCN Species Survival Commission, Australia
Represented by Dr Kira Mileham

Shedd Aquarium, USA
Represented by Peggy Sloan

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