Welcome to the International Zoo Educators Association

... providing a global perspective on conservation education.

What is IZE?

IZE is a professional association dedicated to expanding the educational impact of zoos and aquariums worldwide.  IZE and its individual members work together with other conservation organizations, including WZO, the World Zoo Organization (formerly known as the International Union of Directors of Zoological Gardens) , the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, and IUCN -- The World Conservation Union, to enhance the understanding of conservation issues and to share information on effective informal education methods.

Who are IZE members?

We're your colleagues in more than 30 countries around the world who are interested in communicating and cooperating within our field of zoo and aquarium education and with other conservation professionals.

"..the future of humankind greatly depends on extensive and effective environmental and conservation education.  The zoos of the world have a unique role to play in the global efforts to educate people."

-- from The World Zoo Conservation Strategy


1st Announcement
2002 Conferences
Austria - Europe
IZE Biennial Conference
Guadalajara, Mexico
October 2, 2000
Photo Album
Keynote Address

For more information, contact the appropriate Regional Representative
(Click on name to send e-mail):

North  America Asia Australia/New Zealand Europe/Middle East
Barbara Revard
Asst. Director of Conservation Education
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Box 400
Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-645-3448
Fax: 614-645-0555
Sally Walker
CBSG, India & CBSG, Asia
Box 1683
79 Bharati Colony, Peelamedu,
Coimbathe T.N. 641 004
Phone: 91 422 563 159
Fax: 91 422-563-269
Kevin Tanner
Manager/Director of Education
Underwater World
P.O. Box 511 Mooloolaba
Mooloolaba, Queensland
Phone: 61 0754448488
Fax: 61 0754448515
Kris Struyf 
Wild Animal Park Planckendael
Leuvense Steenweg 582
2812 Muizen
Phone: 3215450902
Fax: 3215422935

Latin  America


Yolanda Matamaros
Executive Director
P.O. Box 11594-1000
San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone: 506=233-6701
Fax: 506-223-1817
Peter Micheni
Giraffe Centre
P.O. Box 15124
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 2 891658
Fax: 254 8 90949

Friday, March 02, 2001 01:48:33 PM