In May 2001, the Attica Zoological Park became a member of EAZA, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria.
The object of the association is to promote co-operation for the furtherance of wildlife conservation through breeding programmes, and to encourage education, in particular environmental education, through the presentation and conservation of wildlife, as well as scientific study.
EAZA members are regularly controlled to make sure standards are being kept according to the Association’s “Code of Ethics” and “Code of Management Practices”. EAZA is the largest regional zoo and aquarium association in the world. However, until today, only ~410 zoos and aquaria in Europe, out of a total of over 1.500 have been approved.
Attica Zoological Park participates actively in 70 EAZA population management programs, the goal of which is the demographic and genetic analysis of the endangered species, as well as the correct species management. The population management programs for the ground hornbills, the bottlenose dolphins, the chattering lory, the red-billed toucans, the puma and the European wildcats are managed by specialized staff of our zoo.
Our park is also a member of Species360 (Global information serving conservation) though which are recorded all the animal data.