WAZA's Approach to Animal Welfare

WAZA 2023 Animal Welfare Goal

In 2019, the WAZA Council affirmed WAZA’s commitment to animal welfare and continuous improvement of welfare standards globally, by approving the 2023 WAZA goal on Animal Welfare evaluation processes. The goal states that by 2023:

  • WAZA National and Regional Associations must have an animal welfare evaluation process in place, and such a process must include specific elements approved by WAZA.
  • All WAZA institutional members must be compliant with this process.

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.

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