European Association of Zoos and Aquaria

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European Association of Zoos and Aquaria
AbbreviationEAZA
Formation1992; 32 years ago (1992)
TypeNGO
FocusTo facilitate cooperation within the European zoo and aquarium community towards the goals of education, research and conservation.[1]
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
Region
Europe, Western Asia [1]
MethodsAccreditation
Main organ
Council and Committees
Parent organization
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Websitewww.eaza.net
Formerly called
European Community Association of Zoos and Aquaria (ECAZA)
"Progressive Zoos and Aquariums Saving Species Together With You"

The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) is an organisation for the European zoo and aquarium community that links over 340 member organisations in 41 countries. EAZA membership is open to all zoos and aquaria across Europe that comply with EAZA's standards. The organisation is administered and headquartered at

Natura Artis Magistra in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.[2]

The mission of the association is to promote cooperation for furthering regional collection planning and wildlife conservation.[3] EAZA also promotes educational activities and advises EU lawmakers through standing committees of the European Parliament and the European Council.[4]

EAZA Ex-situ Programme

EAZA manages the EAZA Ex-situ Programme (EEP), a population management and conservation programme. As of 2022, over 400 animal species are represented in the programme.[5]

Each EEP has a coordinator who is assisted by a species committee. The coordinator collects information on the status of all the animals kept in EAZA zoos and aquariums of the species for which they are responsible, produces a studbook, carries out demographic and genetic analyses, produces a plan for the future management of the species and provides recommendations to participating institutions.[6]

Thematic conservation campaigns

Every two years EAZA launches a campaign dedicated to a threatened

governments
and international organizations.

The campaigns address EAZA members to get involved in the themes and to spread information about the importance of biodiversity and its conservation to the visitors.

EAZA campaigns list [7]
Years active Campaign Theme / species
2024–2025 Vietnamazing Joining forces to save Vietnam‘s species
2022–2023 EAZA21+ Internal campaign for EAZA Members
2020–2021 Which fish? Sustainable aquatic resources
2017–2019 Silent Forest Asian songbird crisis
2015–2017 Let it Grow Local biodiversity
2014–2015 Pole to Pole Penguins, polar bears, the Arctic and Antarctic in general
2011–2013 Southeast Asia
2010–2011 Apes
2008–2010 European Carnivore
2007–2008 Amphibian
2006–2007 Madagascar
2005–2006 Rhino
2004–2005 ShellShock Tortoises and turtles
2002–2004 Tiger
2001–2002 Rainforest
2000–2001 Bushmeat Unsustainable and illegal hunt and trade of threatened wildlife

Campaign for the Ukrainian zoos

In 2022, during the Russo-Ukrainian War, EAZA launched a funding campaign to save animals from Ukrainian zoos.[8] In June 2022 EAZA had collected €1 324 884 from over 130 institutional and 11 000 private donors, and funds have been provided to nearly 20 institutions in Ukraine.[9] Funds were allocated on the basis of need according to the requests received from zoos, and were distributed to recipients through channels subject to change due to possible war-time disruptions.

List of EAZA member institutions

Source:[10][11]

As of October 2023, EAZA has 308 Full Members, 20 Temporary Members, 20 Candidates for Membership, 55 Corporate Members and 38 Associate Members represented in 47 countries.[12]

Full members

Institution Name (and native name) Country City Other association memberships
Aalborg Zoo Denmark Denmark Aalborg
DAZA, WAZA
Aquarium of Genoa (Acquario di Genova) Italy Italy Genoa UIZA
Ähtäri Zoo (Ähtärin eläinpuisto) Finland Finland Ähtäri
Bergen Aquarium (Akvariet i Bergen) Norway Norway Bergen
Al Ain Zoo United Arab Emirates Emirate of Abu Dhabi Al Ain
Allwetterzoo Münster Germany Germany Münster VDZ
Alpenzoo Innsbruck-Tirol Austria Austria Innsbruck VDZ
Apenheul Primate Park Netherlands Netherlands Apeldoorn NVD
Aquarium Barcelona Spain Spain Barcelona
AquaZoo Leeuwarden Netherlands Netherlands Leeuwarden
Aquazoo - Löbbecke Museum Germany Germany Düsseldorf VDZ
Arabia's Wildlife Centre United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Sharjah
Aspinall Foundation - Howletts Wild Animal Park United Kingdom United Kingdom BIAZA
Aspinall Foundation - Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve United Kingdom United Kingdom Lympne BIAZA
Attica Zoological Park Greece Greece Spata
Belfast Zoological Gardens United Kingdom United Kingdom Belfast BIAZA
Bellewaerde Belgium Belgium
Bioparc Fuengirola Spain Spain Fuengirola AIZA
Bioparc Valencia Spain Spain Valencia AIZA
Blackpool Zoo United Kingdom United Kingdom Blackpool BIAZA
Borås Djurpark AB Sweden Sweden Borås SAZA
Bojnická zoologická záhrada Slovakia Slovakia Bojnice
Budapest Zoological and Botanical Gardens (Budapest Fővárosi Állat- és Növénykert) Hungary Hungary Budapest
Bursa Zoo Turkey Turkiye Bursa
Curraghs Wildlife Park United Kingdom United Kingdom Ballaugh
Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) Netherlands Netherlands
Drayton Manor Zoo
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Dudley Zoological Gardens United Kingdom United Kingdom Dudley
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust - Durrell Wildlife Park United Kingdom United Kingdom Trinity BIAZA
East Midlands Zoological Society Ltd. - Twycross Zoo United Kingdom United Kingdom Twycross BIAZA
Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover Germany Germany Hanover VDZ
Faruk Yalcin Zoo Turkey Turkiye Darıca
Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo United Kingdom United Kingdom Begelly BIAZA
Fondazione Bioparco di Roma Italy Italy Rome
UIZA
Galway Atlantaquaria Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland BIAZA
Givskud Zoo Denmark Denmark
Haus des Meeres - Agua Terra Zoo Austria Austria Vienna VDZ
İzmir Wildlife Park (İzmir Doğal Yaşam Parkı) Turkey Turkiye Izmir
Jardim Zoologico de Lisboa Portugal Portugal Lisbon
Järvzoo AB Sweden Sweden Järvsö
Korkeasaari Zoo (Korkeasaaren eläintarha) Finland Finland Helsinki WAZA, SAZA
KMDA ZOO Antwerpen Belgium Belgium Antwerp
KMDA ZOO Planckendael Belgium Belgium
Emerald Park Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Ashbourne
Kolmården Wildlife Park (Kolmårdens djurpark) Sweden Sweden Norrköping SAZA
Knowsley Safari Park United Kingdom United Kingdom BIAZA
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park United Kingdom United Kingdom BIAZA
Loro Parque S.A. Spain Spain Puerto de la Cruz AIZA
Marwell Wildlife United Kingdom United Kingdom Winchester BIAZA
Wroclaw Zoo (Miejski Ogród Zoologiczny we Wrocławiu) Poland Poland Wroclaw WAZA
Miejski Ogród Zoologiczny w Łodzi Sp. z.o.o. Poland Poland Lodz
Warsaw Zoo (Miejski Ogród Zoologiczny w Warszawie) Poland Poland Warsaw WAZA
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre United Kingdom United Kingdom Wool BIAZA
Moscow State Zoological Park (Московский зоопарк) Russia Russia Moscow EARAZA, WAZA
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes France France Paris
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Parc Zoologique De Clères France France Clères
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Parc Zoologique de Paris France France Paris
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Réserve Zoologique de la Haute-Touche France France Obterre
Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn AG
Germany Germany VDZ
Natura Artis Magistra - Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo
Netherlands Netherlands Amsterdam NVD
Nordens Ark Sweden Sweden SAZA
North of England Zoological Society - Chester Zoo United Kingdom United Kingdom Chester BIAZA
Oceanario de Lisboa Portugal Portugal Lisbon
Odense Zoo Denmark Denmark Odense
Ogród Zoobotaniczny w Toruniu Poland Poland Torun
Ogród Zoologiczny w Opolu Poland Poland Opole
Ogród Zoologiczny w Zamościu Poland Poland Zamosc
Opel-Zoo Germany Germany Kronberg im Taunus VDZ
Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen Netherlands Netherlands Rhenen NVD
Pairi Daiza Belgium Belgium Cambron-Casteau
Parc le PAL France France
Parc Zoologique de Thoiry France France
Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle Italy Italy UIZA
Parco Natura Viva, Parco Zoo e Autosafari Italy Italy UIZA
Parken Zoo Sweden Sweden Eskilstuna SAZA
Parque Zoológico de Barcelona Spain Spain Barcelona AIZA, WAZA
Parque Zoológico y Jardín Botánico Alberto Durán - Zoobotánico Jerez Spain Spain Jerez de la Frontera AIZA
Ranua Wildlife Park (Ranua Resort)
Finland Finland Ranua
Ree Park - Ebeltoft Safari Denmark Denmark Ebeltoft
DAZA
Réserve Africaine de Sigean France France
Riga Zoo Latvia Latvia Riga
Royal Burgers' Zoo Netherlands Netherlands Arnhem NVD
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland - Edinburgh Zoo United Kingdom United Kingdom Edinburgh BIAZA
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland - Highland Wildlife Park United Kingdom United Kingdom Kingussie BIAZA
Saarbrücker Zoo Germany Germany Saarbrücken VDZ
Safari Park Dvůr Králové Czech Republic Czech Republic Dvur Kralove nad Labem UCSZOO
Safaripark Beekse Bergen Netherlands Netherlands Hilvarenbeek NVD
Salzburg Zoo (Tiergarten Hellbrunn) Austria Austria Salzburg VDZ
Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen GmbH Germany Germany Hodenhagen VDZ
Skansen-Akvariet Sweden Sweden Stockholm SAZA
Tallinn Zoo (Tallinn Loomaaed) Estonia Estonia Tallinn EARAZA, VDZ, WAZA
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens Israel Israel Jerusalem IZA, WAZA
Tiergarten der Stadt Nürnberg
Germany Germany Nurnberg VDZ
Tiergarten Schönbrunn
Austria Austria Vienna VDZ
Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde Germany Germany Berlin VDZ
Tierpark Chemnitz Germany Germany Chemnitz VDZ
Tierpark Dählhölzli Switzerland Switzerland Bern VDZ
Tierpark Hagenbeck GmbH Germany Germany Hamburg VDZ
Tierpark Nordhorn Germany Germany Nordhorn VDZ
Tierpark und Fossilium Bochum Germany Germany Bochum VDZ
Vogelpark Avifauna Netherlands Netherlands Alphen aan den Rijn
Welsh Mountain Zoo and Botanic Gardens United Kingdom United Kingdom BIAZA
Weltvogelpark Walsrode Germany Germany Walsrode VDZ
West Midlands Safari & Leisure Park
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Wilhelma, der Zoologisch-Botanische Garten Germany Germany Stuttgart VDZ, WAZA
Wild Planet Trust - Newquay Zoo United Kingdom United Kingdom Newquay BIAZA
Wild Planet Trust - Paignton Zoo United Kingdom United Kingdom Paignton BIAZA
Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen Netherlands Netherlands Emmen NVD
Woburn Safari Park United Kingdom United Kingdom BIAZA
Woodside Wildlife Park United Kingdom United Kingdom
Yorkshire Wildlife Park United Kingdom United Kingdom Branton BIAZA
Zoo am Meer Germany Germany Bremerhaven VDZ
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid Spain Spain Madrid AIZA
Zoo Brno Czech Republic Czech Republic Brno UCSZOO
Zoo de Doué France France Doue-la-Fontaine
Zoo de La Flèche France France La Fleche
Zoo de La Palmyre France France Les Mathes ANPZ, WAPCA, CEPA, AEECL
Zoo Dortmund Germany Germany Dormund VDZ
Zoo Dresden Germany Germany Dresden VDZ, WAZA
Zoo Hoyerswerda Germany Germany Hoyerswerda VDZ
Zoo Krefeld Germany Germany Krefeld VDZ
Zoo Landau in der Pfalz Germany Germany Landau in der Pfalz VDZ
Zoological Center Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan - Ramat Gan Safari Israel Israel Ramat Gan IZA, WAZA
Zoological Society of East Anglia - Africa Alive Reserve United Kingdom United Kingdom Suffolk BIAZA
Zoological Society of East Anglia - Banham Zoological Gardens United Kingdom United Kingdom Banham BIAZA, WAZA
Zoological Society of Ireland Ltd. - Dublin Zoo Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Dublin BIAZA, WAZA
Zoological Society of Ireland Ltd. - Fota Wildlife Park Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Carrigtwohill
Zoological Society of London - London Zoo United Kingdom United Kingdom London BIAZA, WAZA
Zoological Society of London - Whipsnade Zoo United Kingdom United Kingdom Dunstable BIAZA, WAZA
Zoologická a botanická zahrada města Plzně Czech Republic Czech Republic Plzen UCSZOO
Zoologická zahrada hl. m. Prahy Czech Republic Czech Republic Prague UCSZOO, WAZA
Zoo Basel (Zoologischer Garten Basel) Switzerland Switzerland Basel VDZ, WAZA
Berlin Zoo Germany Germany Berlin VDZ, WAZA
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt am Main Germany Germany Frankfurt VDZ
Zoologischer Garten Halle (Saale) - Bergzoo Halle Germany Germany Halle (Saale) VDZ
Heidelberg Zoo (Zoo Heidelberg) Germany Germany Heidelberg VDZ, WAZA
Karlsruhe Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Karlsruhe) Germany Germany Karlsruhe VDZ
Cologne Zoological Garden (Zoologischer Garten Köln - Kölner Zoo) Germany Germany Cologne VDZ, WAZA
Leipzig Zoological Garden (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig) Germany Germany Leipzig VDZ, WAZA
Madeburg Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg GmbH) Germany Germany Magdeburg VDZ
Rostock Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Rostock GmbH) Germany Germany Rostock VDZ
Wuppertal Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal) Germany Germany Wuppertal VDZ, WAZA
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have København) Denmark Denmark Copenhagen
DAZA, VDZ, WAZA
ZOOM Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen Germany Germany Gelsenkirchen VDZ
Osnabruck Zoo (Zoo Osnabrück gGmbH) Germany Germany Osnabruck VDZ
Ostrava Zoo Czech Republic Czech Republic Ostrava UCSZOO
ZooParc de Beauval France France Saint-Aignan ANPZ, CEPA, WAZA
Zoo Parc Overloon Netherlands Netherlands Overloon NVD
Zoo Schwerin Germany Germany Schwerin VDZ
Zoo Zürich Switzerland Switzerland Zürich VDZ, WAZA

Temporary members

Institution Name (and native name) Country City Other association memberships
EcoZonia France France
Dubai Safari Park United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Dubai
The Green Planet United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Dubai
Kaliningrad Zoo Russia Russia Kaliningrad EARAZA
Les Terres de Nataé France France Pont-Scorff
Poznań Zoo
Poland Poland Poznań
Río Safari Elche Spain Spain
Tierpark Ueckermünde Germany Germany Ueckermünde
Zoo delle Maitine Italy Italy
BARK Biopark Barquinha Portugal Portugal
Fife Zoo United Kingdom United Kingdom Fife
Natura Park – Zoo de Carratraca Spain Spain
Tbilisi Zoo Georgia (country) Georgia Tbilisi
Zoo d'Aïn Sebaâ Morocco Morocco Casablanca

Candinates for membership

Institution Name (and native name) Country City Other association memberships
Mykolaiv Zoo (Миколаївський зоопарк) Ukraine Ukraine Mykolaiv EARAZA, UAZA
Kharkiv Zoo (Харківський зоологічний) Ukraine Ukraine Kharkiv EARAZA, UAZA
Kyiv Zoo (Київський зоопарк) Ukraine Ukraine Kyiv EARAZA, UAZA
Almaty Zoological Park Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Almaty EARAZA
Belgrade Zoo Serbia Serbia Belgrade
Eram Zoo
Iran Iran Tehran
Gan-Garoo Australian Park Israel Israel Nir David
KJKP Park doo Sarajevo – Zoo Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
Krasnoyarsk Park of Flora and Fauna "Roev Ruchey" Russia Russia Krasnoyarsk EARAZA
Leningrad Zoo Russia Russia Saint Petersburg EARAZA
Kaunas Zoo (Lietuvos Zoologijos Sodas Kaunas Zoo) Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas
Negev Zoo Israel Israel Beersheba
Parc Animalier de Bouillon Belgium Belgium Bouillon
Qalqilia Zoo State of Palestine Palestine Qalqilya
Novosibirsk Zoo (Rostislav Shilo) Russia Russia Novosibirsk EARAZA
Skopje Zoo North Macedonia North Macedonia Skopje
Sofia Zoo Bulgaria Bulgaria Sofia
Târgu Mureș Zoo Romania Romania Târgu Mureș
Tbilisi Zoo Georgia (country) Georgia Tbilisi
Yerevan Zoo Armenia Armenia Yerevan
Zoo Brașov Romania Romania Brașov EARAZA
Zoo Osijek Croatia Croatia Osijek
Zoo Palić Serbia Serbia Palić
Zoo Sibiu Romania Romania Sibiu

Associate members

Organisations with their own regional memberships
Institution Name Abbreviation Country
Latin American Zoo & Aquarium Association (Asociación Latinoamericana de Parques Zoológicos y Acuarios) ALPZA Chile Chile
Associação Portuguesa de Zoos e Aquários APZA Portugal Portugal
Association Française des Parcs Zoologiques AFDPZ France France
Association of Directors of Polish Zoological Gardens and Aquariums RDPOZA Poland Poland
Association of Hungarian Zoos (Magyar Allatkertek Szovetsege) MASZ Hungary Hungary
British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums BIAZA United Kingdom United Kingdom
Danish Association of Zoos and Aquaria
DAZA Denmark Denmark
Dutch Zoo Federation (Nederlandse Vereniging van Dierentuinen VND Netherlands Netherlands
Iberian Association of Zoos & Aquaria (Asociación Ibérica de Zoos y Acuarios) AIZA Spain Spain
Romanian Zoo and Aquaria Federation SZAF / FBZAR Romania Romania
Swedish Association of Zoos and Aquaria (Svenska Djurparksföreningen) SAZA / SDF Sweden Sweden
Union of Czech and Slovak Zoological Gardens (Unie českých a slovenských zoologických zahrad) USCZOO Czech Republic Czech Republic
Italian Association of Zoos and Aquaria
(L'Unione Italiana degli Zoo e Acquari)
UIZA Italy Italy
Verband der Zoologischen Gärten VDZ Germany Germany
Other associate members
Institution Name Category Country
Bears in Mind Conservation Netherlands Netherlands
Derbianus Conservation Conservation Czech Republic Czech Republic
Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets Conservation Armenia Armenia
Leibniz Institute
for Zoo and Wildlife Research
Conservation Germany Germany
Snow Leopard Trust Conservation United States United States
Species360 Conservation United States United States
Stiftung Artenschutz Conservation Germany Germany
The Big Cat Sanctuary Conservation United Kingdom United Kingdom
The World Pheasant Association Conservation United Kingdom United Kingdom
Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations (ZGAP) Conservation Germany Germany
Goethe University Frankfurt - Zoo Biology Education Germany Germany
Hansenberg School Education Denmark Denmark
Nottingham Trent University Education United Kingdom United Kingdom
Van Hall Larensteinn Education Netherlands Netherlands
European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians Zoo staff Belgium Belgium
Verband Deutschsprachiger Zoopadagogen e.V. Zoo staff Germany Germany
Auckland Zoo Zoo / Aquarium New Zealand New Zealand
Jurong Bird Park Zoo / Aquarium Singapore Singapore
Mandai Wildlife Reserve Zoo / Aquarium Singapore Singapore
Taipei Zoo Zoo / Aquarium Taiwan Taiwan

Indirect members

These zoos and aquariums are members through an aforementioned associate organization.

Former members

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "About EAZA". eaza.net. EAZA. Archived from the original on 12 November 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
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  3. ^ "European Association of Zoos and Aquaria". eaza.net. EAZA. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  4. ^ "POLICY AND LEGISLATION » EAZA". www.eaza.net. Retrieved 23 November 2022.
  5. ^ "EAZA Ex-situ Programme overview" (PDF). November 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 November 2022. Retrieved 23 November 2022.
  6. ^ "PROGRAMMES » EAZA". www.eaza.net. Retrieved 23 November 2022.
  7. ^ "CAMPAIGNS » EAZA". eaza.net. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Emergency appeal for Ukrainian zoos". EAZA. 7 March 2022.
  9. ^ "EAZA Update on Ukrainian zoos" (PDF). 3 June 2022.
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  11. ^ "European Association of Zoos and Aquaria » EAZA". www.eaza.net. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  12. ^ "EAZA Membership » EAZA". www.eaza.net. Retrieved 3 April 2023.

External links

  • EAZA Homepage
  • Zootierliste - Unofficial database of animal husbandry and species records in European and EAZA/EEP member zoos, in English language