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Category: Accred

26 Top-Tier Zoos and Aquariums Earn Meritorious AZA Accreditation

26 facilities were accredited and two certified during the Fall 2017 Cycle. ​​​​​​ Silver Spring, MD – Twice a year, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission reviews accreditation applications from the best aquariums, nature centers, science centers and zoos in the world. Most recently, the Commission reviewed 28 accreditation applications and two certification applications. AZA is proud to announce the accreditation of the... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Friday, October 6, 2017

Zoos and Aquariums Receive Prestigious AZA Accreditation during Spring 2017 Cycle

Humane Society of the United States calls AZA accreditation standards  "strongest in the industry." Silver Spring, MD – Twice a year, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission (the Commission) reviews accreditation applications from the best aquariums, nature centers, science centers and zoos. Most recently, the Commission reviewed 20 applications. AZA is proud to announce the accreditation of the following facilities:... Read More
at Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Twenty North American Zoos and Aquariums Earn AZA Accreditation

Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced the results of its March accreditation hearings. Twenty zoos and aquariums across North America were granted AZA accreditation by its independent Accreditation Commission. "Only the very best zoos and aquariums can meet and maintain AZA accreditation standards," said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy. "AZA accreditation is an important assurance to the public that these institutions will... Read More
at Friday, April 3, 2009


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