The Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums is an international association representing marine life parks, aquariums, zoos, research facilities, and professional organizations dedicated to the highest standards of care for marine mammals and to their conservation in the wild through public education, scientific study, and wildlife presentations. www.ammpa.org.
The European Association for Aquatic Mammals, includes veterinarians, biologists, zoo and marine park directors and managers, trainers and caretakers, researchers, students and other persons who devote a significant amount of time to the in situ and ex situ welfare and conservation of marine mammals through research, medical care, training, education, conservation, management and related activities.www.eaam.org.
The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, represents and links 345 institutions and organizations in 41 Countries. Formed in 1992, EAZA’s mission is to facilitate cooperation within the European zoo and aquarium community towards the goals of education, research and conservation.www.eaza.net.
The International Marine Animal Trainers Association was founded to foster communication, professionalism, and cooperation among those who serve marine mammal science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education. Specifically, IMATA recognizes its role and responsibilities to the continued existence of oceanaria, aquaria, and laboratories housing marine mammals.www.imata.org.
The International Zoo Educators is an association dedicated to expanding the educational impact of zoos and aquariums worldwide. Its mission is to improve the education programs in the facilities of its members, to provide access to the latest thinking, techniques, and information in conservation education and to support excellence in animal care and welfare. www.izea.net.
SANCCOB South African is a not-for-profit organization that deals with the conservation of seabirds; it specifically works to protect species under particular threat as the African penguin. The search for SANCCOB focuses on improving the knowledge can improve the conservation of marine birds in the wild www.sanccob.co.za
The World Parrot Trust is an organization that works closely with researchers, local communities, government leaders and even simple lovers of parrots in order to study and to find effective solutions for the protection of parrots around the world www.parrots.org
MOm, the Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal, is a no-profit Greek environmentalist association. MOm is active in the protection and promotion of the coastal marine environment of Greece, through the protection of the Mediterranean monk seal, the most endangered seal species with extinction www.mom.gr. world