An association of European animal parks for the preservation of species outside their borders
A real link between zoos
The EAZA is the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Its role is to promote cooperation among European parks, with an eye to encouraging discussion and information exchange to preserve different species. The EAZA participates in the creation and maintenance of studbooks (ESB) and European breeding programs.
Originally created in 1988 among the members of the European community at that time, the association acquired its real European status in 1992, and became EAZA. Today it is made up of 345 members in 41 European countries, and also includes some members from neighboring countries such as Israel, Turkey, Kuwait or the United Arab Emirates.