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77 Years: The History and Evolution of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums 1935-2012

By: Laura Penn, Mark Gusset and Gerald Dick

200 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations

World Zoo and Aquarium Association

Paperback | Jan 2012 | #195824 | ISBN-13: 9782839909266
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About this book

This book traces the history and evolution of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) from 1935 to 2012. Based on material from WAZA's extensive archives, which date back to the 1930s, the book tells the story of how the organisation has developed from a simple international network of zoo directors to a true force for wildlife conservation.

This book is a landmark publication in that it brings previously buried archival information to life. It is a valuable contribution to the collection of publications that deal with zoos as a main focus because it gives a unique inside look into how principal members and institutions of the zoo community in the 20th century have helped shape zoos and aquariums into what they are today.


Preface 6
Introduction 8
A Timeline of WAZA history 10

Chapter 1: The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums in an evolving world 17
Chapter 2: Changing times, changing organisational structure 25
Chapter 3: The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums' commitment to conservation 61
Chapter 4: The evolving role of the zoo 119

Appendices 161
Index 197

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