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BioPark Associations

As a institution fostering environmental awareness, education, and stewardship, the ABQ BioPark is proud to be a member of several professional associations.

We are proud of our memberships in the following outstanding organizations:

Association of Zoos and Aquariums


The ABQ BioPark is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things.

With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. Learn more about Association of Zoos and Aquariums

American Humane 

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The ABQ BioPark is an American Humane CertifiedTM facility. American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. Founded in 1877,American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals, and our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and people.

Their Humane ConservationTM program is the first certification effort solely dedicated to helping verify the welfare and demonstrably humane
treatment of animals living in zoos, aquariums and conservation centers across the globe.Humane Certified logo

The program enforces rigorous, science-based, and comprehensive criteria for animal welfare, developed by an independent Scientific Advisory Committee comprised of world-renowned leaders in the fields of animal science, animal behavior, and animal ethics. The standards help to verify good practices at deserving zoos and aquariums and offer increased assurance to visitors that the institution they are visiting is worthy of their support. American Humane

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The Botanic Garden is an institutional member of the American Public Gardens Association. APGA has emerged as the premiere association for public gardens in North America.

APGA members are committed to excellence in horticultural display, education, research and plant conservation. Learn more about American Public Gardens Association

Center for Plant Conservation 

The Botanic Garden is a Participating Institution with the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC). The CPC is a prestigious network comprising 75CPC logo institutions dedicated to conserving North America’s rarest plants. Together, these organizations provide care for more than half of the 4,400
endangered North American plant species and adhere to strict standards to maintain genetic diversity. The network is at the forefront of horticulture research, establishing best practices and fostering collaboration among its experts to research how to best cultivate these plants. Center for Plant Conservation

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums


The ABQ BioPark is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The mission of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums is to guide, encourage and support the zoos, aquariums, and like-minded organizations of the world in animal care and welfare, environmental education and global conservation.

Learn more about the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums