World Association of Zoos and Aquariums


World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the "umbrella" organisation for the world zoo and aquarium community. Members of WAZA include leading zoos and aquariums, regional and national Associations of Zoos and Aquariums, and some affiliate organisations, such as zoo veterinarians or zoo educators, from all around the world.

History

In 1935, the International Union of Directors of Zoological Gardens (IUDZG) was founded at Basel, Switzerland. During World War II this organisation ceased to exist, but in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) a new IUDZG was founded by a group of zoo directors from allied or neutral countries in 1946. In 2000, the IUDZG was renamed as World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to reflect a more modern and global organisation.

ee also

* List of WAZA member zoos and aquariums

External links

* [http://www.waza.org "World Association of Zoos and Aquariums" (WAZA) homepage]


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