EAAM members have long been leaders in the high quality care and conservation of aquatic mammals. In addition to complying with applicable laws, EAAM parks must operate in accordance with EAAM-approved best practices and professional standards. These professional practices and standards typically exceed legal requirements and are reviewed continuously. A formal EAAM accreditation process was instituted in 2010 and requires inspection of each park by qualified professionals to maintain its EAAM membership. Re-inspection is mandated every five years.
• Standards and Guidelines
1. Standards and Guidelines for the management of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) under human care (Sep. 2009)
2. Tursiops truncatus EEP (Jan. 2013)