Conservation Partner

Benefits of Conservation Partner Membership

Organizations that support the vision and mission of zoological parks, aquariums, wildlife parks, and oceanariums are invited to join as a Conservation Partner member. As a Conservation Partner member, your organization embraces the work of AZA-Accredited aquariums and zoos and the staff and volunteers working to save wildlife. Conservation Partner members shall not hold or own animals except as an official function with an associated AZA-Accredited member.

AZA Conservation Partners represent AZA-Accredited Institution member societies and associated organizations, professional societies, conservation organizations, universities, some government entities and other non-profits. Supporting organizations that are directly associated with an AZA-Accredited member may join as a Conservation Partner. 

Organizational Benefits of Conservation Partner Members

  • Post unlimited classified ads for job openings on AZA's website at no charge
  • Access Smart Source programs and enjoy deep cooperative purchasing discounts on many of the items your organization purchases
  • Eligibility for employees to serve as officers in AZA Animal Programs
  • Network with your peers on the AZA Network, a private social networking community bringing together individuals to share knowledge, best practices and experiences
  • Primary Contacts can access members-only website content, including up-to-date numbers for some of the most widely used AZA statistics
  • Stay informed about the zoo and aquarium professional community with member-exclusive subscription to AZA’s Connect magazine
  • Receive discounts on conference registration (for up to three organization staff), advertising and exhibiting fees at the AZA Mid-Year Meeting and Annual Conference
  • Appear among the ‘who’s who’ of zoo and aquarium professionals and supporters with a listing in the AZA Online Member Directory – available to be viewed at any time by more than 6,000 members!
  • Keep the zoo and aquarium community informed about your organization, with eligibility to purchase one-time use mailing labels (one free set per year upon request)
  • Plaque demonstrating support in AZA. 

Download an application (PDF) and apply for Conservation Partner membership.


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