World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)

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History

Founded 1946, Rotterdam (Netherlands), as International Union of Directors of Zoological Gardens (IUDZG) -- Union internationale de directeurs de jardins zoologiques -- Unión Internacional de Directores de Jardines Zoológicos -- Internationaler Verband von Direktoren Zoologischer Gärten. Follows up from the earlier 'International Association of Directors of Zoological Gardens' founded 1935, Basel (Switzerland). Current title adopted 2000.

Aims

Promote cooperation among zoological gardens, aquaria and related institutions with regard to conservation, management and breeding of animals in captivity; promote cooperation among regional zoo associations and their constituent members; represent zoological gardens in other international organizations and fora; promote environmental education, wildlife conservation and environmental research.

Future Events

2019 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Annual Conference

Past Events(36)

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Activities

Events/meetings; advocacy/lobbying/activism.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 29 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

D0191

Last News Received

8. Mar 2017
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