AZA News Releases

AZA Honors Two Legislators with 2018 'Standing Tall for Zoos and Aquariums Award’

Silver Spring, Maryland - The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has awarded its annual “Standing Tall for Zoos and Aquariums” Award to Representative Ed Royce (R-CA-39) and Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL-5). The honors were presented at the annual AZA Congressional Reception on May 16, 2018 on Capitol Hill. The “Standing Tall for Zoos and Aquariums” award recognizes the outstanding work done by members of Congress on behalf of zoos and aquariums. Both Rep.... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Statement on Michigan’s Revised Large Carnivore Act

Silver Spring, Maryland – Tomorrow, the Michigan House Agriculture Committee will consider House Bill 5778. The bill will make changes to Michigan’s Large Carnivore Act. Due to a drafting error in the original law of 2000, it has been a violation of the law to breed large carnivores in the state of Michigan. In anticipation of the consideration of H.B. 5778, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) issued the following statement: One month ago, AZA brought to the attention... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, May 22, 2018

On Endangered Species Day, Association of Zoos and Aquariums Celebrate Third Year of Successful Collaborative Conservation Initiative

Two Additional Species Added to AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction as Program Enters Third Year Silver Spring, Maryland – Over the last three years, facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) assisted in the rescue of more than 10,000 critically endangered radiated tortoises from the illegal wildlife trade, built and installed hundreds of artificial nests in African penguin colonies, and conducted innovative research on an emerging wildlife disease... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Friday, May 18, 2018

19 Exceptional Zoos and Aquariums Achieve AZA Accreditation

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Accreditation Commission Grants Accreditation to 19 World-Class Facilities During Spring 2018 Review Cycle Silver Spring, Maryland – Twice a year, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission (the Commission) evaluates accreditation applications from the world’s best aquariums, nature centers, science centers and zoos. Most recently, the Commission reviewed 21 accreditation applications and 2... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, May 16, 2018

U.S. Americans Greatly Underestimate How Many Animals on the Endangered Species List, Study Shows

There are 1,459 Animals on the U.S. Endangered Species List, but Americans Believe There are Only 100   Association of Zoos and Aquariums Expands Endangered Species Conservation Initiative to Draw Attention to High Need for Greater Wildlife Protection Silver Spring, Maryland – A recent survey by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) found Americans underestimate the number of animals protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act by less than one-tenth the actual... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, May 14, 2018

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