Posted: 22 February 2021
The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is pleased to announce the launch of the WAZA Short Guide: How to Choose Responsibly Sourced Forest Products at Your Zoo or Aquarium.
In October 2018, at the 73rd WAZA Annual Conference, WAZA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This included a goal that 50% of WAZA members would develop a policy by 2021 expressing a clear preference for FSC-certified products and sourcing at least 70% FSC-certified materials in their procurement of paper and wooden products.
The short guide was compiled by a sub-group of the WAZA Conservation and Environmental Sustainability Committee to help WAZA members understand and support the WAZA/FSC MoU regarding the sourcing of paper and wooden products. Regardless of the location of your zoo or aquarium, or the size of your budget, this guide contains simple steps to help you start changing the way your organisation sources forest products.
The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the global alliance of regional associations, national federations, zoos and aquariums, dedicated to the care and conservation of animals and their habitats around the world.