• Member of WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums)

  • Full Member of the La Salle Foundation

  • Member of Venezuelan Association of Natural Sciences

  • Founding Member of Club de Roma, Venezuela Chapter

  • Member of several other institutions


  • Gold Medal of the Iberian Zoo Union (1974)

  • Order Francisco de Miranda 1st and 2nd Class

  • Order Henry Pittier 1st Class

  • Order of Merit 1st Class – Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz)

  • Order of Citizen's Merit

  • Order of Merit at Work, 1st Class (Gold)

  • Honorary Citizen of El Hatillo