Parco Natura Viva is a member of: Italian Association of Zoo and Aquaria (UIZA), European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).
The link and cooperation with the international network EAZA is very strong. For the management of specimens of endangered species we refer to the EEP (European Endangered species Programme) and ESB (European Studbook) breeding programs.
The EEP represents a concrete survival opportunity for animals that can no longer find sufficient survival conditions in the wild. Parco Natura Viva participates in about twenty EEP projects.
ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF ZOO AND AQUARIA
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF ZOO AND AQUARIA
WORLD ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS
Parco Natura Viva plays an essential role in Italy by cooperating with the CITES department of the National Forest Rangers and with the National Institute for Wild Animals (INFS).
Following the implementation of the strict CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) regulations, competent authorities may seize illegally traded animals or those kept in violation of health regulations and entrust them to qualified facilities like Parco Natura Viva.
Parco Natura Viva cooperates with other associations:
CITES (Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora)
INFS ( National Institute for Wild Animals)
IUCN – THE WORLD CONSERVATION UNION
CONSERVATION BREEDING SPECIALIST GROUP
INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INFORMATION SYSTEM
ASSOCIATION OF ZOOLOGICAL HORTICULTURE
THE INTERNATIONAL RHINO FOUNDATION
WORLD PARROTS TRUST
SNOW LEOPARD TRUST
AIEA (Associazione Italiana Esperti d'Africa) www.espertiafrica.it