Our Vision: 

All African Zoos and Aquaria to be effective and credible centres which inspire and foster care for nature

Our Mission:

To guide and accredit all African Zoos and Aquaria to become effective and credible centres of animal welfare, conservation, education and research by:

• Growing and supporting membership

• Implementing the Operational Standards

• Facilitating the professional development of staff

• Promoting and facilitating communication, collaboration, Interaction and effective advocacy

• Encouraging appropriate and effective education, research, conservation and preservation programs


pdf WAZA CODE of ETHICS October 2023
SANS10379 South African Code of Zoo and Aquarium Practice
PAAZA Operational Accreditation
World Zoo and Aquarium Welfare and Conservation Strategy
World Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Strategy Executive Summary
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