The Royal Zoological Society of Belgium and its Belgian Journal of Zoology continue in a long scientific tradition devoted to the promotion of zoology and to the publication of research in zoology. This tradition goes back to 1863, when the « Société malacologique de Belgique » was founded in Brussels and began to publish the « Annales de la Société malacologique de Belgique. » Name changes took place in 1903 (« Annales de la Société royale malacologique et zoologique de Belgique »), and 1923 (« Annales de la Société Royale Zoologique de Belgique »). With the internationalization of the editorial board in 1989, the journal was opened to the international scientific community, and the name « Belgian Journal of Zoology » was chosen. The Belgian Journal of Zoology is now distributed to the about 400 Belgian and international members of the Society, to bookshops, and is accessible, through an active exchange policy, in 230 libraries of various institutions in more than 50 countries in the world.
The RBSZ connects zoology researchers throughout Belgium and abroad, providing a network for both, junior and senior members, who benefit through contacts and collaboration.
The RBZS hosts and co-oranizes the annual Benelux Congress of Zoology together with its Dutch & Luxemburg sister societies. It is the ideal platform for master students to present their thesis results.
The RBZS organizes the yearly Master Day Biology where Belgian Universities present their master studies.