How to become a WAZA Member

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Membership Categories

Organisational membership

Associations

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.

Membership fee: €2,500

Institutions

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.

Membership fee: €2,500

Affiliates

Affiliate members are organisations that support the vision, mission and interests of WAZA.

Membership fee: €1,000

Corporations

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.

Membership fee: €2,500

individual membership

Life

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

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 membership@waza.org

Please contact membership@waza.org for more information on how to become a WAZA member and for membership application documents.

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