How to become a WAZA Member
Association members are organisations, both national and regional, whose primary members are zoological gardens, aquariums or similar zoological institutions. The purpose of these organisations is to support the vision, mission, and interests of their members and to establish standards and levels of cooperation between them.
Institution members are zoological gardens, aquariums or similar zoological institutions established and managed primarily for cultural, educational, scientific, and conservation purposes that are open to the public on a regular and predictable basis. An institution member must also be either an accredited or full institutional member of its recognised regional or national association where such associations exist.
Affiliate members are organisations that support the vision, mission and interests of WAZA.
Membership fee: €1,000
Corporate members are legal entities that provide supplies or services to zoological gardens or aquariums and who support the vision, mission and interests of WAZA.
Life Members shall be those who have retired as full-time, paid executives and who have held an executive position within an Institutional or Association Member for a period of no less than ten (10) years.
The Council shall have the sole authority to approve individuals to be Life Members.
Honorary Members shall be those individuals deemed worthy of such recognition as exemplified by their active support of WAZA’s objectives. The Council shall have the sole authority to approve individuals to be Honorary Members.
Please see the nomination requirements here.
To nominate an individual as WAZA Honorary Member, please request a nomination form from firstname.lastname@example.org
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.