European Association of Zoos and Aquaria
|Focus||To facilitate cooperation within the European zoo and aquarium community towards the goals of education, research and conservation.|
|Europe, Western Asia |
|Council and Committees|
|World Association of Zoos and Aquariums|
|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
The mission of the association is to promote cooperation for furthering regional collection planning and wildlife conservation. EAZA also promotes educational activities and advises EU lawmakers through standing committees of the European Parliament and the European Council.
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.
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.
Thematic conservation campaigns
Every two years EAZA launches a campaign dedicated to a threatened
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.
|Years active||Campaign||Theme / species|
|2022–||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|
|2004–2005||ShellShock||Tortoises and turtles|
|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. 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. 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
This article needs to be updated.(February 2023)
As of April 2022, EAZA has 307 Full Members, 16 Temporary Members, 24 Candidates for Membership, 48 Corporate Members and 37 Associate Members represented in 48 countries.
|Institution Name (and native name)||Country||City||Other association memberships|
|Les Terres de Nataé||France||Pont-Scorff|
|Río Safari Elche||Spain|
|Zoo delle Maitine||Italy|
|BARK Biopark Barquinha||Portugal|
|Fife Zoo||United Kingdom||Fife|
|Natura Park – Zoo de Carratraca||Spain|
|Zoo d'Aïn Sebaâ||Morocco||Casablanca|
Candinates for membership
|Bears in Mind||Conservation||Netherlands|
|Derbianus Conservation||Conservation||Czech Republic|
|Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets||Conservation||Armenia|
Leibniz Institutefor Zoo and Wildlife Research
|Snow Leopard Trust||Conservation||United States|
|The Big Cat Sanctuary||Conservation||United Kingdom|
|The World Pheasant Association||Conservation||United Kingdom|
|Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations (ZGAP)||Conservation||Germany|
|Goethe University Frankfurt - Zoo Biology||Education||Germany|
|Nottingham Trent University||Education||United Kingdom|
|Van Hall Larensteinn||Education||Netherlands|
|European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians||Zoo staff||Belgium|
|Verband Deutschsprachiger Zoopadagogen e.V.||Zoo staff||Germany|
|Auckland Zoo||Zoo / Aquarium||New Zealand|
|Jurong Bird Park||Zoo / Aquarium||Singapore|
|Mandai Wildlife Reserve||Zoo / Aquarium||Singapore|
|Taipei Zoo||Zoo / Aquarium||Taiwan|
These zoos and aquariums are members through an aforementioned associate organization.
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- EAZA Homepage
- Zootierliste - Unofficial database of animal husbandry and species records in European and EAZA/EEP member zoos, in English language