Institution Members shall be zoological gardens, aquariums or similar zoological institutions established and managed primarily for cultural, educational, scientific, and conservation purposes. Institution Members should also be open to the public on a regular and predictable basis.
An Institution Member must be a full institutional member of its regional or national association recognised by WAZA, and must be willing to abide by the WAZA Bylaws and the WAZA Code of Ethics and Animal Welfare.
Only the respective full time, paid chief executive or other nominated senior executive of the institution or organization may serve as its official representative in WAZA. Institution Members may serve on Committees; attend the General Assembly, vote; and may serve on Council.