Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria  

ARAZPA (The Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria) is the peak zoo and aquarium organisation in the Australasian region.

ARAZPA's membership includes the major zoos and aquariums in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific Islands. 

ARAZPA is working towards developing zoos and aquariums as centres of excellence in we have new sponsors and we thank them for there time helping with the exhibition conservation, education and research.


2004 Wild About Zoo Animals Calendar - Now Available!
The 2004 Wild About Zoo Animals Calendar features the12 winning photos from ARAZPA photo competition and is on sale now from the ARAZPA office.  All proceeds from calendar sales will be used to help conserve threatened species. [More information]

ARAZPA Conference 7-11 March 2004
The 2004 ARAZPA Conference in Christchurch, New Zealand is proudly hosted by Orana Wildlife Park and Southern Encounter Aquarium and Kiwi House.  Abstracts relevant to the theme "Best Practice in Modern Zoos" are invited and should be received by 15 October.  Conference registration packs are now available.  [More information]

Annual ARAZPA Awards
The ARAZPA Awards celebrate excellence in the cores areas of zoo and aquarium activity.  Nominations are invited for the following awards: education, exhibit design, in situ conservation, research and professional excellence.  Nominations should be received by 28 January 2004. [More Information]

Annual Report
The 2002-2003 Annual Report outlines the association's progress and developments during the past year.  Download the report as a pdf (298KB).

New Corporate Member
ARAZPA welcomes Lester Kalmanson Agency Inc  as a Corporate member.  Lester Kalamanson Agency offers animal insurance for zoo animals from "alligators to zebras", and are specialists in mortality insurance. [More information]

Photos from the 2003 ARAZPA Conference
View photos from the ARAZPA Conference 7-10 April 2003 hosted by Adelaide Zoo. [View photos]

2004 ARAZPA Conference

When: 8-11 March 2004
Where: Centra Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand
Hosted by: Orana Wildlife Park &
Southern Encounter Aquarium & Kiwi House
Theme: Best Practice in Modern Zoos & Aquaria"


The ARAZPA Photographic Library.  Over 120 spectacular zoo & aquarium images. [View photo library]




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