Membership for Organizations

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MEMBERSHIP FOR ORGANIZATIONS




AZA-Accredited Institutions

Represent zoological parks or aquariums that maintain both a professional staff and a more-than-token collection of wildlife, providing the collection with appropriate care, exhibiting them in an aesthetic manner on a regularly scheduled, predictable basis. Institutional Members have as their primary business the exhibition, conservation, and preservation of the earth's fauna in an educational and scientific manner. All zoos and aquariums must be accredited to become members of AZA.

Benefits of Institutional Membership
How To Become AZA-accredited

Certified Related Facilities

Represent facilities that maintain both a professional staff and a more-than-token collection of wildlife, providing the collection with appropriate care, but is not open to the public on a regularly scheduled, predictable basis. This includes, but is not limited to, wildlife parks, wildlife refuges, rehabilitation centers, research organizations, sanctuaries, survival centers, educational organizations, and nature centers. Related Facilities must be certified to become members of AZA.

Benefits of Institutional Membership
How To Become AZA-certified

Conservation Partners

Organizations that support the vision mission and goals of zoos and aquariums, then it can apply for Conservation Partner. Conservation Partners can be, but are not limited to, societies directly associated with Institution Members of AZA, conservation groups, university zoology departments, and other organizations without a permanent wildlife collection.

Benefits of Conservation Partner Membership
Application for Conservation Partner Membership (Download in PDF) 

Commercial Members

Companies that are product or service providers or consultants and share an interest in zoos and aquariums may apply for Commercial membership. Those product or service providers that own or hold animals are required to apply for the Commercial Member With Animals membership category. All Commercial Members have access to a variety of products and services that enhance the ability to reach zoos, aquariums, and zoo/aquarium professionals.

Benefits of Commercial Membership
Application for Commercial Membership

How to Become a Commercial Member With Animals