Building a Future for Wildlife: The World Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Strategy
Source: World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), then known as the International Union of the Directors of Zoological Gardens, produced its first con-
servation strategy in 1993. This ground-breaking document articulated a vision of the role of zoos and aquariums in conservation for the next 10 years; it was the first time that the world zoo and aquarium community had attempted such an exercise. The document was the result ofinternational collaboration by many eminent professionals, was translated into many languages, and has been the conservation guide for zoos and aquariums ever since.