Philippine Zoos and Aquariums Association

The National Zoo Association of the Philippines


Animal Welfare & Ethics

Application of ANIMAL WELFARE & ETHICS principles which would fit Philippine settings and provision of biological, ecological and veterinary requirements for each species in collection should be primary considerations in developing feasible management frameworks for Philippine zoological institutions.

Ex Situ Species Management

SPECIES MANAGEMENT for Philippine zoological institutions would be the organized and sustainable practice of managing and keeping animal collection populations in ex situ conditions.


Conservation & Education

The primary motivation for Philippine zoological institutions to contribute to wildlife species and habitat preservation and protection efforts should be the opportunity to act as primary and important centers for biodiversity conservation action and education.

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PHILZOOS: Setting the standards for Philippine zoological institutions

The PHILIPPINE ZOOS & AQUARIUMS ASSOCIATION (PHILZOOS) is a non-profit association of zoological institutions, individuals, and organizations whose primary aims are to uphold acceptable standards for zoos and aquariums in the Philippines and to promote biodiversity conservation awareness and action through integrated conservation programs.



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Mr. Yok Lin "Jake" Gaw

Avilon Wildlife Conservation Foundation, Inc.


Mr. Philip Marco G. Dizon

Davao Crocodile Park and Zoo

Vice President / Auditor

Dr. Romulo C. Bernardo

Wildlife Veterinarian


Dr. Lester Louis L. Lopez

Wildlife Veterinarian


Dr. Nielsen Donato

Laguna Wildlife Park and Rescue Center


Dr. Gerry Lahoz

Baluarte Zoo


Mr. Eduard Loop

Cebu Safari & Adventure Park