Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association

The Regional Zoo Association of Southeast Asia

SEAZA Message re Covid
Join health professionals, conservation organizations, celebrities, and others in a global movement to call on our world’s governments to permanently end the commercial trade and sale in markets of wild terrestrial animals for consumption worldwide.

Together we are urging the world’s governments to recognize that this is among the most important decisions that the global community can make to prevent future pandemics and global disruption. Every voice counts.

Please read the petition and sign here. If your institution would like to express support to #EndTheTrade, do sign and upload your logo here.

Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association

We are SEAZA.

We are a group of zoos and aquariums working on continuously improving animal welfare, biodiversity conservation, and public awareness through our work within and beyond our institutions.

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Upcoming Events

75th WAZA Virtual Annual Conference

12 to 15 October 2020


Join us for the 75th WAZA Annual Conference, which will be held virtually this year, from 12-15 October 2020. The conference will cover a variety of topics and features international speakers, opportunities for immersive and collaborative discussions, as well as virtual networking with colleagues from the global WAZA community.


Registration fees:

• WAZA Members: Free

• Non-WAZA member but a member of one or more WAZA-recognized associations: €100

• Non-WAZA member and not a member of a WAZA-recognized association: €200


Register by clicking on this link.


For more information, visit this website or contact WAZA at

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2020 Great Ape Husbandry & Health Workshop

This event has been postponed due to CoViD-19.


3 to 7 July 2020
Taipei Zoo, Taiwan


Taipei Zoo, the Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association (SEAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) are pleased to announce that the 2020 GREAT APE Husbandry & Health Workshop will take place at Taipei Zoo from 3 to 7 July 2020, Taiwan.


The workshop will cover a broad scale of topics. Below are the topics during the 5-day workshop (may change):


3 July: Regional Breeding Program, Husbandry Guideline, Best Practice Guideline

4 July: Welfare, Keeper care, Housing, Handling, Training, Enrichment

5 July: Health, Nutrition

6 July: In situ conservation & research

7 July: Local site visit and discussion


Registration fee is US$ 250.00 inclusive of souvenirs, lunches, coffee breaks, and dinners (welcome, middle, farewell).




For more information, visit this website or contact Taipei Zoo at


ZIMS Provisional Data Entry Training Workshop

One-Day Seminar Held Quarterly
Session 1: 25 March | Session 2: 12 June | Session 3: 25 September | Session 4: 20 November
Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826


Wildlife Reserves Singapore will be conducting Zoological Information Management Software (ZIMS) Provisional Data Entry Trainings and we would like to extend our invite to interested participants from SEAZA member zoos to join us.


This in-house course aims to touch upon the beginning of ZIMS, usage of the database, analyzing of its data and much more. The training allows participants to explore the database and its functionalities, and deeply understand information of their animals such like birth details, pedigree, reports and weight comparison chart using global data. There will be hands-on activities where participants can practice entering data of their animals such as animal lengths, identifiers, contraceptions and much more.


Click here for the full schedule.


The one-day workshop will be available every quarter and there will be 4 sessions for interested participants to consider. Interested participants who are keen to attend Session 1 are encouraged to register no later than 6 March 2020. Limited space is available, so you are strongly encouraged to register early!


Registration fees have been supported by Wildlife Reserves Singapore and covers:
1. Workshop Venue
2. Meals (tea and lunch) on the training day


Register by filling out this form and sending it to any of the officers below:

• Siti Zakiah, Assistant Manager (Acting):
• Fiona Ching, Assistant Manager:
• Wendy Chua, Assistant Curator:


We look forward to seeing you in Singapore!

27th SEAZA Conference a Success

21 November 2019

The 27th SEAZA Conference was held from 17 to 20 November 2019 at Vinpearl Convention Center, Phú Quốc, Vietnam. The Conference hosted nearly 300 delegates from all over Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Read more...

SNN, Taipei Zoo Hold Nutrition Workshops

29 July 2019

The SEAZA Nutrition Network (SNN) and Taipei Zoo held a series of lectures and workshops focusing on zoo animal nutrition from 15 to 19 July 2019 at Taipei Zoo, Taiwan. Read more...

© Avilon Zoo & Joel Sartore/Photo Ark

Orangutan Species Management Report Now Available

15 April 2019

The SEAZA Species Management Committee has made available to members of the Association the Species Management Programme for the Orangutan. Read more...


Access to this document is exclusive to SEAZA members. Please register through the Members Area.

SEAZA Animal Welfare Standards Now Available

27 March 2019

The Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association, through its Animal Welfare and Ethics Committee, has released and implemented in 2019 its Code of Welfare and Ethics, Welfare Standards and Welfare Standards Checklist in response to the need to promote and practice high standards of animal welfare among its members in the region. Read more...

SEAZA Executive Board


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Dr. Cheng Wen-Haur

Deputy CEO

Wildlife Reserves Singapore


Dr Cheng

First Vice President

Dr. H. Rahmat Shah


Perhimpunan Kebun Binatang Se-Indonesia (PKBSI)



Second Vice President & Secretary

Dr. Kevin Lazarus


Malaysian Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria (MAZPA)


Dr Kevin Lazarus

Immediate Past President

Dr. Phan Viet Lam


Vietnam Zoos Association (VZA)


Dr Lam


Mr. Yok Lin Gaw


Philippine Zoos and Aquariums Association (PHILZOOS)


Sir Joaquin 2x2

Board Member

Mrs. Kyiphyu Zaw

Chief Executive Officer

Htoo Zoos and Gardens Business Unit


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Board Member

Dr. Sumate Kamolnorranath

Deputy Director

Zoological Park Organization of Thailand



Board Member

Dr. Hsienshao Tsao

CEO, Conservation and Research Center

Taipei Zoo


Taipei Zoo

SEAZA Committees

SEAZA committees are our teams of dedicated persons working together for zoo and aquarium experience enhancement across the region.

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Animal Welfare and Ethics

Chair: Mr. Willem Manansang

Deputy Chair: Dr. Sumate Kamolnorranath


Chair: Dr. Sonja Luz

Deputy Chair: Ms. Josephine Vanda Tirtayani

Constitution and By-Laws

Chair: Dr. Kevin Lazarus

Education and Training

Chair: -Vacant-

Membership and Information

Chair: Mr. Yok Lin Gaw

Nutrition Network

Chair: Dr. Francis Cabana

Species Management

Chair: Mr. Pham Anh Dung

Deputy Chair: Dr. Kanako Tomisawa

Join Us.

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Be a member of SEAZA and let us help the region's zoos and aquariums in our quest for continued improvement of public awareness, animal welfare, and biodiversity conservation.

Let's talk!