Related Professional Associations
The following associations also serve the professionals who work in zoos and aquariums both in the United States and worldwide.
Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums
An international association representing marine life parks, aquariums, zoos, research facilities, and professional organizations dedicated to the highest standards of care for marine mammals and to their conservation.
Aquarium and Zoo Facilities Association
The professional association for managers of construction and facilities maintenance in zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums worldwide.
American Association of Zoo Keepers
Dedicated to the important role keepers play in providing professional care to captive wild animals.
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
The professional organization for veterinarians who work with exotic animals under captive management.
Animal Behavior Management Alliance
Serving trainers, handlers, and keepers of animals with information and assistance in the behavior management of their charges.
Association of Minority Zoo and Aquarium Professionals
A network of professionals currently working in exotic animal care and conservation disciplines focused on increasing minority representation throughout the zoo industry.
Association of Zoo and Aquarium Docents
An international organization of volunteer zoo and aquarium guides and interpreters.
Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians
Advancing quality veterinary technical care in the field of zoo animal medicine.
Association of Zoological Horticulture
Dedicated to the advancement of horticulture in zoological parks, gardens and aquariums.
British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Representing the best zoos and aquariums in Britain and Ireland.
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
Represents permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the amusement industry.
International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators
Promoting communication, professionalism, and cooperation among those individuals who serve avian science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education.
International Marine Animal Trainers Association
Serving trainers and other personnel involved in the husbandry and research of marine mammals
International Zoo Educators Association
Dedicated to expanding the educational impact of zoos and aquariums worldwide and to providing access to the latest thinking, techniques, and information in conservation education.
Minorities in Aquarium and Zoo Science
Aims to promote diversity and inclusion in the aquarium and zoo sciences
Minorities in Shark Sciences
Seeks to promote diversity and inclusion in shark science and encourage women of color to push through barriers and contribute knowledge in marine science.
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Global alliance of regional associations, national federations, zoos and aquariums, dedicated to the care and conservation of animals and their habitats around the world.
Zoological Registrars Association
Seeks to promote professional standards in records management, animal transactions, and compliance with wildlife regulations.
Organizations With Cooperative Agreements With AZA