- Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums - CAZA "(French: Association des Zoos et Aquariums du Canada - AZAC)" is a national, non-profit organization that was established in
1975, to be the national voice representative of Canada's zooand aquariumcommunity.
CAZA's purpose is to promote the welfare of
animalsby encouraging the advancement of conservation, education, and science. CAZA believes that their 25 accredited zoo and aquarium members are vital, because they represent the vital connection to the natural worldto an increasingly urbanized population.
Through their accredited members' expertise they can bring the reality of animals and their threatened environment to people in a way that raises
awarenessand motivates positive actionto ensure the future of the world’s wildlife.
CAZA members help an estimated 11 million visitors annually to understand and appreciate the diversity of nature and the importance to its survival. Canada’s accredited zoos and aquariums teach over 1,300,000 children and adults about the natural world, its varied species, the impact of human activities on that world and the actions that need to be taken to protect it and its wild inhabitants.
CAZA supports programs to preserve threatened species and their habitat and works to preserve the genetic diversity of species. CAZA also works to standardize professional conduct through a rigorous
Code of Ethicsand a comprehensive accreditationprogram.
CAZA is also a member of the
IUCN, WAZA and the AMMPA.
List of CAZA member zoos and aquariums
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
* [http://www.caza.ca/ Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums]
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