American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK)
Animal Keepers and Trainers Association of the Philippines (AKTAP)
The Animal Keepers and Trainers Association of the Philippines (AKTAP), formerly the Zookepers´ Association of the Philippines (ZAP), is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the welfare of all animals in wild animal institutions in the Philippines by professionalizing zoo keeping in the country.
Asociacion Grupo Argentino Cuidadores de Animales Silvestres (GACAS)
The GACAS was created with the main objective to open up communication with all the people involved in the care and management of the Argentine Republic?s wildlife. This includes staff belonging to zoological parks, aquariums, rehabilitation centers of fauna, reserves and natural parks. The mission of the Argentine Group of Caregivers is to promote excellence in the maintenance and welfare of the animals, to foster effective communication for animal care, to provide the support that conservation projects deserve, and to promote the preservation of our natural resources and the animal welfare. GACAS is currently organizing courses, conferences and events on topics related to the care and management of wildlife under human care and conservation to increase the professionalism of its keepers and caregivers.
Asociación Ibérica de Cuidadores de Animales Salvajes (AICAS)
Founded in 2000, the Iberian Association of Zookeepers (AICAS) is constituted by Spanish and Portuguese Associates with the main goals of promoting the education, the professionalization and the exchange and dissemination of information in relation to the care and management of wild animals in captivity.
Association Francophone de Soigneurs Animaliers (AFSA)
In 1999, three keepers from Doue la fontaine zoo, Pont scorff zoo and Branfere´s park begin to talk about the possibility to create an association of keepers like in other countries. The need to create AFSA was born due to the fact in France there is no exchange between keepers regarding zookeeping and that the job of keeper wasn´t professionnaly recognized. AFSA is an association of keepers only directed by keepers, it is adressed to all French keepers as well as staffs of zoos, aquariums, aviaries,etc. ...
Association of British Wild Animal Keepers (ABWAK)
The Association of British Wild Animal Keepers (ABWAK), is a non-profit organisation which has set its following goals and objectives: To improve cooperation among animal keepers, both nationally and internationally. To provide, encourage and organise facilities for the meeting of keepers of wild animals. To improve, through education, the professional competence of all involved with wild animal husbandry. To support the conservation of wildlife through out the world.
Associazione Italiana Guardiani di Zoo (AIGZOO)
Australasian Society of Zookeeping (ASZK)
The ASZK is a professional zookeeper organisation which seeks to promote the exchange of information on all aspects of wild animal husbandry, and in so doing provide a platform for ongoing professional development for the broad zoological community.
Berufsverband der Zootierpfleger (BDZ)
The Berufsverband der Zootierpfleger e. V. was founded 1993 in Zoo Frankfurt. Now we are 900 members mainly in Germany but also in Swiss, Austria and Denmark. We have a journal three times a year and several special editions with different topics. We are running beside our annual meeting several workshops through the year sometimes also in other countries. We are associated member of the EAZA and working now close together with the other German zoo organisations.
Stichting De Harpij (HARPIJ)
The Harpy Foundation is an organization for Dutch and Belgian zoo employees. It does not have a membership, but does publish a quarterly journal, The Harpy, that is available by subscription. The foundation´s chief goal is ´the improvement of care and well-being of non-domestic animals in the broadest sense of the word´.