World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

The goal of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums is to guide, encourage and support the zoos, aquariums and like-minded organisations of the world in animal care and welfare, environmental education and global conservation. The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) contributes to Aichi Biodiversity Target 1. On the 13th of May, WAZA’s Biodiversity is Us project was launched to support the UN Decade of Biodiversity (2011-2020). This ambitious project, created by WAZA, facilitates the outreach to the general public on biodiversity and individual actions to preserve it by creating a set of modern tools which are adaptable to specific needs (currently available in 5 languages), enable institutional branding and are both modular and integrated into a holistic project under the unified tagline “Biodiversity is Us”. The overall aim is to strengthen the capacity of WAZA members to communicate about their conservation role and efforts and give them the opportunity to use un