Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association

The Regional Zoo Association of Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association

The Regional Zoo and Aquarium Association of Southeast Asia

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

2024 Megavertebrates Anesthesia Workshop

13 to 17 April 2024

Leofoo Village Theme Park will hold a series of anesthetic courses and hands-on opportunities of megavertebrate species. Click on the link above for more details and registration.

31st SEAZA Conference

5 to 10 November 2023

The 31st SEAZA Conference was held at the Hotel Grand Baron, Taiping, Perak, Malaysia.

29th Annual and 2nd Virtual SEAZA Conference

9-12 November 2021

The SEAZA Conference was held virtually for the second year. Please check this website, the Conference page, and our Facebook page for updates.

SEAZA Holds Wild Webinar Series

28 February 2021

Fresh off the success of the 28th Annual and 1st Virtual Conference, the Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association held a series of specialized lectures called the SEAZA Wild Webinar Series spread out over seven episodes from mid-December 2020 to February 2021. Read more...

28th Annual SEAZA Conference Successfully Held Virtually

20 November 2020

In view of the CoViD-19 pandemic, the 28th Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association (SEAZA) Conference was held on 16 to 19 November 2020 via Zoom. The Conference, hosted by Htoo Zoos and Gardens Business Unit of Myanmar, marked 30 years since the Association's establishment in 1990. Read more...

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...

SEAZA Executive Board


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Dr. Cheng Wen-Haur

Deputy CEO

Mandai Wildlife Group


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First Vice President

Dr. H. Rahmat Shah


Perhimpunan Kebun Binatang Se-Indonesia (PKBSI)


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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)


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Mr. Yok Lin Gaw


Philippine Zoos and Aquariums Association (PHILZOOS)


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Board Member

Dr. Hsienshao Tsao

CEO, Conservation and Research Center

Taipei Zoo


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Board Member

Mr. Attapon Srihayrun

Director General

Zoological Park Organisation of Thailand



Board Member

Mr. Lưu Chí Hiếu

General Manager

Vinpearl Safari and Conservation Park



Board Member

Mr. Yar Zar Htwe

Chief Executive Officer

Htoo Zoos and Gardens Business Unit



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. Visit Arsaithamkul


Chair: Dr. Hsienshao Tsao

Deputy Chair: Ms. Josephine Vanda Tirtayani

Constitution and By-Laws

Chair: Dr. Kevin Lazarus

Deputy Chair: Mr. Tan Kit Sun


Chair: Ms. Chien-Chu Wu

Deputy Chair: Mr. Haniman Boniran


Chair: Mr. Yok Lin Gaw

Deputy Chair: Mr. Kumar Pillai

Nutrition Network

Chair: Mr. Po-Han Chou

Deputy Chair: Ms. Kaori Ito

Species Management

Chair: Ms. Wendy Chua

Deputy Chair: Mr. Channarong Thananatthanachon

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!