Belfast Zoo is accredited by various 'good zoo' organisations. These include:
British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria
The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria (BIAZA) is a professional body which represents the best zoos and aquariums in Britain and Ireland.
BIAZA members are assessed in areas such as animal welfare, education and conservation.
They support us in our work and help to promote the work of zoos and aquariums across Britain and Ireland.
For more information about BIAZA, visit www.biaza.org.uk
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA)
The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), encourages co-operation between zoos and aquariums in Europe.
They encourage regional collection planning and wildlife conservation, especially through internationally coordinated breeding programmes of wild animals, such as the European Endangered species Programmes (EEP).
EAZA also promote education and contribute to relevant meetings of international organisations such as the United Nations (UN), the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the European Union (EU) and the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Plant and Animal Species (CITES).
For more information about EAZA, visit www.eaza.net
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
The zoo is also a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), an umbrella organisation for zoos and aquariums around the world.
Other members of WAZA include leading zoos and aquariums, regional and national associations of zoos and aquariums and some affiliate organisations, such as zoo veterinarians and zoo educators.
For more information about WAZA, visit www.waza.org