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International Zoo Educators Association

c/o K. Hoorman

Saint Louis Zoo (Education)

One Government Dr.

St. Louis, MO 63110


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Use the Member Directory to contact your regional representative!

  • Africa Region:  David Musingo, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (Uganda)
  • Europe & Middle East Region: Antonieta Costa (Portugal)
  • Latin America Region: Natalia Maruscak, Ecopark Bs. As. Project (Argentina)
  • North & East Asia Region: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Chiba Zoological Park (Japan)
  • North America Region: Rebecca Nellis, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium (United States)
  • South Asia Region: Brij Kishor Gupta, Central Zoo Authority (India)
  • Oceania Region: Amy Hughes, Wellington Zoo (New Zealand)


IZE members at the Individual and Institutional membership levels may volunteer to serve on the Board of Directors.  New Board members are recruited every two years in advance of the conference held on even-numbered years. 

The Association is managed by a 16-member Executive Board. Only individual members and institutional voting members of the association may be nominated for board positions. The Executive Board decides on all matters of the Association, as far as not determined otherwise by the Constitution. It has namely the following responsibilities:

  • to convene the General Assembly and to decide on its preliminary and final agenda;
  • to present the biennial report, the financial report, and the budget to the General Assembly;
  • to execute the decisions of the General Assembly;
  • to issue rules of procedure for the General Assembly and the Board;
  • to secure the administrative services of a Central Office for the smooth running of the Association;
  • to conclude contracts on behalf of the Association;
  • to recruit, survey and recognize Members;
  • to accept, suspend and exclude Members;
  • to appoint members (both full and associate) to work on sub-committees.

International Zoo Educators Association is a US-based registered 501(c)6 non-profit organization.


Mailing Address:

International Zoo Educators Association  

c/o K. Hoorman

Saint Louis Zoo (Education)

One Government Dr.                   St. Louis, MO 63110 USA

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