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.

Honorary Members may attend the General Assembly including administrative sessions but are not entitled to a vote. They may not serve on the Council or Standing Committees but may serve on other committees and working groups.

Honorary Members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Meet and network with leaders from the global zoo and aquarium community
  • Special discount for WAZA Members with partners, if applicable
  • New member announcement in WAZA publications
  • 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 at a small fee of 100€ per year to cover the postage and printing cost
  • Receive weekly digital newsletter
  • Join live webinars on various hot topics and elegibility to be a speaker.
  • Discounted price to register for WAZA Annual Conference
  • Option / opportunity to apply to give presentations, conduct sessions, workshops, panels
  • Join non-standing committees or working groups.
  • Be able to apply for keeping International Studbooks and associated recognition.