About AZEC

Welcome Message

Director General

Benjapol Nakprasert
Director General
ZPO

Welcome!

Dear Colleagues and Friends!

On behalf of The Zoological Park Organization under the Royal Patronage of H.M. the King (ZPO), we are honored and delighted to invite you all to Thailand for the 7th Asian Zoo Educators Conference: AZEC 2019, in November.

The conference is scheduled to be held at KHUM KHAM International Convention Centre, Chiangmai from 25-28 November 2019.

This year we are promoting the theme: “เพลิน (P-L-E-A-R-N) Play and Learn with Education in Asia through Research for Nature”.

This conference will be a great opportunity for educators who work in lifelong learning places such as Zoos, Aquariums, Botanical gardens, NGOs, and other organization concerned with environmental education and conservation in Asia, to meet and share environmental education and research.

We hope the conference will encourage participants to build collaboration tools for our natural environment. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Chiang Mai, Thailand in November!

With best regards and anticipation,

About ZPO

About ZPO

The Zoological Park Organization of Thailand was established on 1st July, 1954 and later on, H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX) accepted Zoological Park Organization of Thailand to be under His Majesty Royal Patronage on 15th November, 1963.

The Zoological Park Organization under the Royal Patronage of H.M. the King (ZPO) has responsibilities to;

  • Promote wildlife conservation, breeding, and research.
  • Develop the zoo to be a wildlife reference source, based on the national education plans curricula, with efficient services.
  • Provide educational sectors with efficient academic services, research, and recreational activities related to wildlife conservation.
  • Develop the zoo as an eco-tourist attraction for both Thais and foreign tourists.
  • Develop the organization structure and personnel to be efficient in order to meet international standard requirement.
  • Reserve animal breeds including maintaining the balance of nature and environment.

The ZPO is determined to move forward in order for Thai zoos to be world’s leading zoos. At presents, the ZPO oversees six zoos and one project including; Khao Kheow Zoo, Chiangmai Zoo, Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo, Songkhla Zoo, Ubon Ratchathani Zoo, Khon Kaen Zoo and Elephant Paradise Project.

AZEC Objective

To provide a platform where professional zoo and aquarium educators in Asia could meet every two-year to share ideas and discuss topics of common interest.

AZEC 2019 Overview

AZEC 2019 Theme: “เพลิน” (P-L-E-A-R-N)
“Play and Learn with Education in Asia through Research for Nature”

PLEARN in Thai means having fun, we believe that education in places of learning should be enjoyable. The AZEC 2019 conference will serve as a platform that encourages educators who work in lifelong learning places to share their research and practical experiences on how to create fun activities that combine PLAY & LEARN into effective learning.

Contact Us

The Zoological Park Organization under the Royal Patronage of H.M. the King (ZPO)
Website: http://www.zoothailand.org/
Email: azec2019thailand@gmail.com
Address: 267/1 Pracharat Sai 1 Road, Bangsue, Bangkok, 10800 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 65 732 6625
+66 (0) 65 732 6726
+66 (0) 81 441 3247
Fax: +66 (0) 2 587 0051
+66 (0) 2 587 0060

Email: azec2019thailand@gmail.com
Website: https://www.azec2019.com