ZAA policies

 

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) has policies, position statements and guidelines in place to detail what the Association considers acceptable conduct, practices and positions at member zoos and aquariums. ZAA documents are available to download below including policies, which details rules governing the membership and position statements, which provide the Association's position on responsible zoo and aquarium operations.

Additional policies are available to members in the ZAA Portal. If you are employed by a member organisation or have an individual membership, please log in to access these documents.

 

 

ZAA Constitution

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Constitution lays out the general rules governing the Association, it's members and subscribers.

 

ZAA Strategy 2018-22

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Strategy documents the five-year strategic plan for ZAA as an organisation, as well as our vision and mission.

 

ZAA Accreditation Policy

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Accreditation Policy details the method for maintaining certified status and preparing the membership for Accreditation through the ZAA Accreditation Program.

 

ZAA ASMP Policy

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Australasian Species Management Program (ASMP) Policy details the rules governing the ASMP, including regional collection planning and member commitments.

 

ZAA Code of Conduct

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Code of Conduct outlines the standard of conduct required by the Association of all Applicable Persons.

 

ZAA Complaints Management Policy

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Complaints Management Policy aims to promote best practice, and encourage ethical and professional practice and conduct by all Applicable Persons.

 

ZAA Member Policy

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Member Policy defines the eligibility for Members and Subscribers of the Association, the membership and subscription categories with corresponding benefits, services and fees.

 

 

ZAA Animal Visitor Interactions Position Statement

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Animal Visitor Interactions Position Statement outlines what the Association considers acceptable and unacceptable during interactions between visitors and animals at zoos and aquariums.

 

ZAA Animal Welfare Position Statement

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Animal Welfare Position Statement outlines our sector’s contemporary position regarding animal welfare, and is available for members to draw upon when developing their own relevant positions, policies and procedures.

 

ZAA Elephants in Australasian Zoos Position Statement

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Elephants in Australasian Zoos Position Statement details how all ZAA-accredited zoos that care for elephants have collectively agreed to provide elephants with a safe, socially appropriate, secure, comfortable and stimulating environment.

 

ZAA Responsible Palm Oil Position Statement

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Responsible Palm Oil Position Statement outlines the Association’s position on addressing the threat of deforestation currently resulting from increasing demand for unsustainable palm oil.