The Zoo and Aquarium Association has many working relationships. Listed below are some of the more active partnerships.
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
The Zoo and Aquarium Association (Australasia) is a member of WAZA. WAZA is the unifying organisation for the world zoo and aquarium community. Its more than 300 members include leading zoos, aquariums, associations, affiliate organisations and corporate partners from around the world. With more than 700 million visitors annually, together they are ‘United for Conservation’.
Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation in the United States.
EAZA the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, represents and links 340 member institutions in 41 countries. Formed in 1992, EAZA’s mission is to facilitate cooperation within the European zoo and aquarium community towards the goals of education, research and conservation.
Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA)
JAZA was founded in 1939. JAZA is a Japanese NPO holding about 150 zoos/aquariums all over the country and making efforts to promote biodiversity conservation programs, environmental education, wildlife research activities as well as recreational development.
Species360 provides the world’s most current, comprehensive and reliable source of knowledge on intensively managed species and their environments for zoos, aquariums and related organizations to serve institutional, regional and global animal management (ex-situ, as well as in-situ) and conservation goals. Species360 provides world-standard zoological data collection and sharing software to more than 800 member zoos, aquariums and related organizations in almost 80 countries. https://www.species360.org/
Australian Wildlife Health Network
The Australian Wildlife Health Network is an unincorporated, not-for-profit organisation that comprises a network of government and private stakeholders across Australia. T he AWHN’s mission is to promote and facilitate collaborative links in the investigation and management of wildlife health in support of human and animal health, biodiversity and trade. The Network’s vision is for a nationally integrated wildlife health system for Australia. The AWHN is complimentary to existing organisations and does not duplicate their operations. It supports animal biosecurity in Australia.
Australasian Society of Zookeeping (ASZK)
The Australasian Society of Zookeeping (ASZK) is primarily a professional organisation which seeks to promote the exchange of information on all aspects of wild animal husbandry, and in so doing provide a platform for ongoing professional development for the broad zoological community. The Society achieves these objectives through the production of journals, newsletters and through a series of workshops and conferences which are held throughout the Australasian region.
The International Zoo Educators’ Association (IZE, short for IZEA) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the education programmes in zoos and aquariums.
With IZE’s new website now live, it’s a great time to join IZE! Have a look: http://izea.net/.
Jane Goodall Institute
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) Australia is involved in global and local environmental, conservation and humanitarian action. JGI supports programs in wildlife research, education and community centred conservation. JGI promotes informed and compassionate action to improve the environment shared by all of Earth’s living creatures.