AZA News Releases

Category: Conservation

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AZA Partners With WCS On 96 Elephants Campaign

96 elephants are killed every day in Africa | Campaign supports and amplifies Clinton Global Initiative to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand | Millions of zoo visitors can take action to stop the demand for ivory  in the United States and around the world | Campaign calls for U.S. moratorium on ivory sales, bolsters elephant protection,educates public about ivory trade consumption | U.S. is a major importer of... Read More
at Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Zoos and Aquariums in Europe and the United States Work Together to Protect Polar Environments

Amsterdam - The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), based in the United States, are working together to highlight the conservation of polar species and sustainable behavior via their new Pole to Pole campaign which will reach more than a quarter of a billion visitors each year. The Pole to Pole campaign launches today in Edinburgh at the EAZA annual conference, highlighting the amazing nature of the Arctic and... Read More
at Friday, September 27, 2013

Zoos and Aquariums Fund Critical Wildlife Conservation and Research Projects Through CEF

Silver Spring, MD - The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $373,075 to be awarded to 18 projects. “Supported by AZA’s Conservation Endowment Fund, 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 for Conservation and Education, Dr. Paul Boyle. “By advancing our... Read More
at Tuesday, September 24, 2013

AZA and USFWS Partner for Conservation

At a briefing held on Capitol Hill on June 22nd, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) Wildlife Without Borders program and partner conservation organizations debuted a video showing how the Service is working with partners in the Latin American and Caribbean region to create a new generation of conservation professionals. This marks the first time nongovernmental organizations have collaborated on a project in support of the Wildlife Without Borders program since... Read More
at Monday, June 22, 2009

Aquariums and Zoos Celebrate World Oceans Day

Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) accredited aquariums and zoos are leaders in ocean conservation education and science, and invite the public to dive in to ocean conservation on June 8 – World Oceans Day. “AZA-accredited aquariums are actively engaging millions of people in ocean issues and making conservation action attainable for families everywhere,” said AZA Senior Vice President for Conservation & Education, Dr. Paul Boyle.  “Aquariums and... Read More
at Monday, June 8, 2009

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