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Organisation Reference BIAZA - British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums
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This information has been provided by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums:

BIAZA is the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums. We are the professional body representing the best zoos and aquariums in Britain and Ireland. Our Member Collections pride themselves on their excellent animal welfare, education and conservation work. BIAZA supports them in their work and helps promote the work of good zoos and aquariums.

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) (formerly the Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain and Ireland) is a conservation, education and scientific wildlife charity (Registered Charity Number: 248553) founded in 1966 out of a mutual desire within the zoo and aquarium community to see sound principles and practices of animal management widely adopted in the British Isles and Ireland. Today the Association is the professional organisation representing the zoo and aquarium community.

The Vision of the organisation: 
To be a powerful force in the care and conservation of the natural world 

Is reflected in its Mission: 
BIAZA is a professional organisation which represents its members and promotes the values of good zoos and aquariums. It leads and supports its members: 

To inspire people to help conserve the natural world 
To participate in effective co-operative conservation programmes 
To deliver the highest quality environmental education, training and research 
To achieve the highest standards of animal care and welfare in zoos, aquariums and in the wild 

Members of the Association have to do more than follow legislation as laid down in the Zoo Licensing Act (Amendment, England and Wales) Regulations 2002. In addition to following the Secretary of States Standards of Modern Zoo Practice (which are amongst the highest in the world) Member collections must undertake work in the field of animal welfare, conservation, education and research under the terms of the Constitution and Codes of Practice of the organisation. 

Dates Referenced October 2001
Contact Details

Regents Park

Tel: 020 7449 6351 
Fax: 020 7449 6359

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Specific References (Please note - website addresses change frequently and all references are dated accordingly. If hyperlinks are no longer active, please inform us)

Reference Section of Website Specific Website link
W162.Nov06.w1 Animal Transactions Policy http://www.biaza.org.uk/resources/library/images/ATP%20june%2004.pdf
W162.Apr13.w1 BIAZA E-news April 2013 http://www.biaza.org.uk/uploads/enews/April2013.pdf.pdf

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