AZA Board-Approved Policies

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BOARD-APPROVED POLICIES




Animal Management Policies:

Non-native Invasive Species
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2003

Acquisition & Disposition
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2006

Animal Programs Policies:

Full Participation in the Species Survival Plan Program
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2009

Non-member Participation in the Species Survival Plan Program
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2009

Species Survival Plan Animal Program Reconciliation
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2009

Conservation Policies:

Drive Fisheries
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2004

Guidelines: 

Reintroduction of Animals Born or Held in Captivity
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 1992

Position Statements:

Climate Change
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2013

White Paper Supporting This Statement:

Climate Change White Paper
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2013 

Ethics Policies:

Code of Professional Ethics
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 1976

Health, Husbandry, & Welfare Policies:

Animal Contact with the General Public
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 1997

Presentation of Animals
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2008

Program Animals
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2011

White Papers Supporting These Policies:

Apes in Media and Commercial Performances
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2008

Inbreeding for Rare Alleles
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2011

Guidelines:

Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2003

Research and Technology Policies:

White Paper:

AZA Research Priorities
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in March 2012

Safety Policies:

Maximizing Occupational Safety of Elephant Care Professionals
Approved by the AZA Board of Directors in 2011