19th CITES Conference of the Parties in Panama – What was in it for Aquariums and Zoos? Posted: 2 December 2022 Between 14-25 November 2022, the Nineteenth Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild
Toward a new Strategy for WAZA: An update on WAZA’s Strategic Planning Process Posted: 10 November 2022 Earlier in 2022, the WAZA Council and Executive Office, together with strategic planning consultant EcoLeaders, embarked on a journey toward a new strategy for WAZA.
Play it Cool! How EAZA’s Collaborative Banking of Samples Helps Improve Population Management and Conservation
Play it Cool! How EAZA’s Collaborative Banking of Samples Helps Improve Population Management and Conservation Posted: 11 October 2022 Christina Hvilsom,Chair of the EAZA Biobank Working Group Anna Mekarska, EAZA Biobank Coordinator Danny de Man, EAZA Deputy Executive Director and Director Conservation and
IAAPA Expo Europe – An Interview with Peter van der Schans Posted: 31 August 2022 The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo Europe will be held in London, United Kingdom (UK) from 12-15 September, 2022. We spoke to the Executive
The Meaning behind WAZA’s 2021 Season’s Greetings Card Posted: 16 December 2021By: Kimio Honda Many zoos and aquariums around the world have worked very hard to save wildlife and wild places for well over a century. Despite wins and losses, the overall
IAAPA Expo Europe – An Interview with Jakob Wahl Posted: 20 September 2021 The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo Europe is coming to Barcelona, Spain from 27-30 September. We spoke to IAAPA’s Vice-President and Executive Director Jakob Wahl
Threatened Biodiversity Potential of Hon Khoai Island, Southern Vietnam Habitat of the endangered, endemic Psychedelic rock gecko Posted: 4 June 2021By: Truong Quang Nguyen1, Hai Ngoc Ngo2,4, Khoi Vu Nguyen3, Manh Huu Bui3, Phuong Huy Dang1, Cuong The Nguyen1, Tru Vu Hoang1
Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo’s Efforts to Save the Pickersgill’s Reed Frogs Posted: 6 May 2021By: Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo Amphibian Research Programme Team Pickersgill’s reed frog (Hyperolius pickergilli). Credit Johannesburg Zoo The Amphibian Research Project of the Johannesburg City Parks
Softshell Turtle Conservation Breeding Success in Vietnam Posted: 8 February 2021By: Prof Dr Thomas Ziegler, Kölner Zoo Aquarium Curator and Coordinator of Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Projects Vietnam and Laos In the WAZA News Magazine 01 2020, Cologne Zoo and its Vietnamese
Covid-19 – Two Oceans Aquarium Date: 04/06/2020 By: Renee Leeuwner, Two Oceans Aquarium, South Africa We live in uncertain times, as governments, organisations, companies, and individuals are trying to get to grips with the current Covid-19 pandemic. When the virus was first
Illegal Wildlife Trafficking – How You Can Help Date: 19/05/2020 By: Greg Tully, Pan-African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) A young chimpanzee which had been caught for the illegal wildlife trade Conservationists and field researchers have a unique opportunity to both witness and counteract
Zoo and Aquarium Educational Resources Updated: 25/05/2020 Many parents have suddenly found themselves at home with children to entertain and keep busy. Luckily, a number of WAZA members have online educational resources which are free to use and are aimed at a
World Fish Migration Day 2020 Date: 18/02/2020 By: Roxanne Diaz, World Fish Migration Foundation Communications Manager Update: As a result of the current COVID-19 crisis, World Fish Migration Day has been postponed until 24 October 2020. Migratory fishes are a strong, remarkable
How VR is Changing Visitor Experiences at Zoos and Aquariums Date: 27/11/2019 Blog by Rod Findley, Group Commercial Director at Immotion Group The balance all conservation organizations navigate is how to inspire a love and care for the natural world and educate
Saving primates: How Como Zoo used ZIMS for Care and Welfare to help save an emperor tamarin named Lara
Saving Primates: How Species 360’s ZIMS for Care and Welfare Was Used To Help Save An Emperor Tamarin Named Lara By: Mary Ellen Amodeo, Member Communications, Species360 Date: 17/09/2019 At the onset of illness, an animal’s daily care givers are often the
The First Ever Action Indonesia Day Date: 23/07/2019 Blog by Stuart Young, IUCN SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group Programme Officer Anoa, banteng and babirusa are ungulate species found in Indonesia, and all are threatened with extinction. These species are also the
13 Frog Species Zoos and Aquariums are Helping to Conserve in the Fight Against Extinction Date: 18/06/2019 By: Caitlin Ball, WAZA Frogs are an integral part of the ecosystems they evolved in, serving as prey for some species and predators for others.
Getting Better All the Time: Making All the Difference in the World Starts with One Thought or Idea, One Action, and One Animal
In devoting our lives to working on continuously improving animal welfare—and endeavouring to do so across the caring zoological profession (in zoos and aquariums) and throughout the world—we remain mindful of the starting place for such positive change.
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.