WAZA Affiliate Members shall be organisations or institutions that support the vision, mission and interests of WAZA, but do not fall into Association, Institution, nor Corporate membership categories. Affiliate Members must be willing to abide by the WAZA Bylaws and the WAZA Code of Ethics and Animal Welfare.

The official representative of an Affiliate Member may attend the General Assembly including administrative sessions but is not entitled to a vote. Affiliate Members may not serve on the Council or Standing Committees but may serve on other committees and working groups.

Affiliate Members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Promotion of members and their news on the WAZA social media channels, publications and e-newsletter when applicable
  • Receive support from WAZA and other members in various areas, such as animal welfare, conservation and communications. WAZA supports our members through difficult periods such as providing guidelines and support during the current COVID-19 crisis
  • International representation at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), IUCN-Species Survival Commission (IUCN-SSC), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Species 360, Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG), International Air Transport Association (IATA) etc., as WAZA represents the zoo and aquarium community’s interests at these international organisations
  • Be a part of the exciting Reverse the Red campaign, a joint campaign between WAZA and the IUCN Species Survival Commission. Attend the Reverse the Red pavilion at the IUCN World Conservation Congress and be a part of the first ever World Species Congress.
  • Frontline role in WAZA campaigns that address marine litter, single-use plastic, sustainable palm oil, certified forestry and other key global issues. WAZA has signed MoUs with RSPO, FSC, UNEP, etc. to ensure that our community grows sustainably.
  • Meet and network with leaders from the global zoo and aquarium community
  • Special discount for WAZA Members with partners, if applicable
  • Sign MoUs with WAZA to promote collaboration in areas such as conservation, animal welfare and more
  • New member announcement in WAZA publications and short video presentation at WAZA Annual Conference.
  • Invitation to Welcome cocktail for new members at the Annual Conference, chaired by the President and the WAZA Council.
  • Receive printed WAZA publications such as WAZA News magazine and annual report in addition to other guides or booklets that are printed.
  • Receive weekly digital newsletter
  • Join live webinars on various hot topics and have the opportunity to be one of the speakers
  • Use of WAZA Affiliate Member logo
  • Job listing on WAZA webpage for free
  • Discounted price to register for WAZA Annual Conference
  • Option / opportunity to apply to give presentations, conduct sessions, workshops, panels
  • Eligible to receive donations from WAZA for projects aligned with WAZA objectives
  • Join non-standing committees or working groups.