AZA News Releases

Category: Conservation

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Shells and Scales: Three Animals You’d Never Notice Unless They Were Gone

Silver Spring, MD – They may not be as well-known by the 180 million people who visit Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited zoos and aquariums each year, but desert pupfish, freshwater mussels, and Polynesian tree snails play important roles in their respective ecosystems. Additionally, if it had not been for the hard work of AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and their conservation partners, some of these – and many other – animals would have already vanished... Read More
at Monday, December 15, 2014

Give Thanks for Species Rescued From the Brink of Extinction

Silver Spring, MD  – As American families prepare for the annual ritual of giving thanks, they can add to their list of things to be thankful for a rare victory in the battle against global climate change – more than 30 endangered species brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to America’s accredited zoos and aquariums.  With climate change, population growth and deforestation, and poaching threatening species around the world, we are facing what... Read More
at Thursday, November 6, 2014

AZA Announces $375K in Conservation Grants

Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $375,000 to be awarded to 19 projects. “Scientists at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are global leaders in wildlife science and the conservation of threatened and endangered species,” said AZA Senior Vice President of Conservation and Science, Dr. Debborah Luke. “With the support of the Conservation Grants Fund, zoo and aquarium... Read More
at Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AZA, Zebra Pen Corporation Announce Donation to Help Save Endangered Grevy’s Zebras

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zebra Pen Corporation, and AZA-accredited zoos across the nation are collaborating to support the conservation of the endangered Grevy’s zebra. Today, Zebra Pen will be making a donation of $15,000 in support of efforts to save the endangered Grevy’s zebras in Africa. To kick off the partnership, Zebra Pen will be celebrating Z Month throughout June on Facebook. The celebration will be highlighted by the Z Month Facebook... Read More
at Monday, June 9, 2014

Celebrating 40 Years of the Endangered Species Act: AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Support Conservation

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced that AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums support the field conservation of more than 650 species-approximately 200 of which are currently listed under the ESA. Each year, the 223 zoos and aquariums accredited by the AZA collectively contribute $160 million a year to field conservation,supporting more than 2,650 conservation projects in 115 countries. ... Read More
at Saturday, December 28, 2013

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