The Association Awards recognise excellence, encourage innovation and celebrate industry achievement resulting from the dedication and valuable work of our member zoos and aquariums. It’s an opportunity for us to showcase the outstanding achievements of our member zoos and aquariums as well as their progress and current developments. Association Awards are presented at every Biennial Conference in the following categories:
- Education Awards – recognising outstanding achievement in educational program design.
- Exhibit Awards – recognising significant advances in animal housing and exhibit design.
- In Situ Conservation Awards – recognising exceptional outcomes in biodiversity conservation in the wild, particularly habitat protection and species restoration
- Innovation Awards – recognising excellence in projects that are well planned, demonstrate resourcefulness, and include measurable positive outcomes
The next ZAA Awards will be presented at the Conference hosted by Wellington Zoo in May 2018.