WAZA Association Members shall be organisations recognised by WAZA, both national and regional, whose primary members are zoological gardens, aquariums or similar zoological institutions or, as the case might be, the person that represents them. 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.
Association Members shall be responsible for the development of animal welfare evaluation programmes based on standards agreed to by WAZA and for the enforcement of those agreed upon standards on their membership.
They must be willing to abide by the WAZA Bylaws and the WAZA Code of Ethics and Animal Welfare, and may officially be represented in WAZA by either an elected officer or by a full-time executive. Association Members may serve on Committees; attend the General Assembly, vote and may serve on Council.