World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)

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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.


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.

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2019 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Annual Conference

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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 in 29 countries
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Subjects *

  • Zoology
    • Animals
  • Geography
    • Wild
  • Recreation
    • Interests

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 15: Life on Land



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8. Mar 2017
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