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This information has been taken directly from the WAZA website.

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums is the "umbrella" organisation for the world zoo and aquarium community. Its members include leading zoos and aquariums, and regional and national Associations of Zoos and Aquariums, as well as some affiliate organisations, such as zoo veterinarians or zoo educators, from all around the world.

Together they are 'United for Conservation'.

Mission and Vision of WAZA

To provide leadership and support for zoos, aquariums and partner organisations of the world in animal care and welfare, conservation of biodiversity, environmental education and global sustainability.


To be recognized as a trusted and leading partner in the conservation of biodiversity.

In pursuing its mission and vision, WAZA places special value on: 

Collective wisdom 
The community of conservation 
Awareness of purpose, both internally and externally, including in relation to environmental education 
Sharing and caring, notably concerning the maintenance and development of values, best practice and ethical standards for animal welfare and conservation 
Research in order to better understanding and provide opportunities 
Strategy development in order to establish priorities and enable facilitation 
The opportunity to motivate and promote team morale

Dates Referenced November 2005
Contact Details Peter Dollinger
WAZA Executive Office
P O Box 23
CH-3097 Liebefeld-Bern
Website Address




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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 If hyperlinks are no longer active, please inform us)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
W585.May06.w1 Responsible Reproductive Management: Guiding Principles http://www.waza.org/ethics/consensus.pdf
W585.May06.w2 WAZA Code of Ethics and Animal Welfare
W585.Apr08.w1 Brown hare (Lepus europaeus) http://www.waza.org/virtualzoo/factsheet.php?id=109-002-002-007
W585.Apr08.w2 Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) http://www.waza.org/virtualzoo/factsheet.php?id=109-002-002-023

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