Although the WAZA Conference 2020 was a virtual event, it boasted the biggest attendance yet, a trend we have seen for many of the global virtual conferences in 2020.

To compliment this bumper attendance, all the amazing and ground breaking outcomes are presented below. In reading the various publications, you will notice the substantial contributions from our region, Africa - THANK YOU to ALL the contributors.

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Animal Welfare definition:

WAZA 2023 Animal Welfare Goal:

2023 Animal Welfare Goal presentation: 


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Animal-Visitor Interaction Guidelines:

AVI Guidelines presentation:


Welfare Strategy  

Animal Welfare Strategy:

WAZA Caring for Wildlife:


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The World Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Education Strategy - Social Change for Conservation:

Conservation Education Strategy presentation:


WAZA Sustainability Strategy

Sustainability Strategy 2020 - 2030 - Protecting Our Palnet:


WAZA Plastics guide

How to reduce single-use plastic at your zoo or aquarium:

An information video:



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A few of the key note addresses

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Keynote address by Elizabeth Maruma – Executive Secretary of CBD:

CITES and WAZA: The Role of Zoos and Aquariums in Keeping the Wildlife Trade Legal and Sustainable. Keynote address by Ivonne Higuero – Secretary General of CITES:


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