Affiliated Societies

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)

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WAZA promotes cooperation between progressive zoos, aquariums, and national and regional associations, as well as with leading wildlife experts, academies, universities, and like-minded organizations. WAZA provides support for species‑conservation management, community conservation, animal welfare, and the care of animals in human care, while encouraging the highest standards in member institutions. WAZA has formed partnerships with leading international conservation organizations, committing its members to tackling global issues such as the illegal wildlife trade, coral‑reef restoration, marine litter, sustainable palm oil, and climate change. Started in 1935, WAZA comprises over 400 organizational and individual members around the world, and this number continues to grow.

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