ABWAK is the only professional association for those involved in wild animal care in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Why join ABWAK?

ABWAK members are also recognised internationally through membership of the International Congress of Zookeepers (ICZ). Membership of ABWAK supports the aim of achieving and advancing the highest standards in wild animal care, and enhancing the professionalism and recognition of zookeepers.


Members of the Association receive:

  • The journal RATEL four times a year
  • Access to the Members' Area on our website
  • Discount on the ABWAK Symposium and workshops
  • Discount on other courses and workshops
  • Opportunity to apply for grants for travel, husbandry, enrichment and conservation projects
  • Opportunity to network with fellow keepers and contribute to development of the profession

Interested? Then why not join now, we accept payment by Paypal.

is back for 2018!

Hosted by Marwell Wildlife; Wednesday 19th September 2018

Available to professional members