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Zoos, Aquariums Launch First of its Kind Kickstarter Campaign to Help Save Endangered African Penguins

“Invest In The Nest” will help build and place nests in Africa. Silver Spring, MD  – African penguin populations have been declining for the past few decades. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), its members and partners are taking action to help reverse this trend. Today, they are launching the “Invest In The Nest” campaign on Kickstarter , the innovative crowdfunding platform. The campaign seeks to raise $150,000 to help build and place... Read More
at Wednesday, May 17, 2017

AZA Honored As Gold Stevie Award Winner in 2017 American Business Awards

Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) is the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Best Twitter Feed category in The 15 th Annual American Business Awards. The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.  Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning... Read More
at Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Can a Cow Save a Penguin? Stonyfield Says “Let’s #ImagineHow”

Launching on World Penguin Day, Stonyfield YoKids will support conservation efforts to save endangered species like the African penguin Londonderry, NH and Silver Spring, MD  – Can a cow save a penguin?  Stonyfield, the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, is confident that it can and wants to inspire families to find out how they can help endangered species too.  Today, on World Penguin Day, Stonyfield YoKids is pleased to announce its support of the... Read More
at Tuesday, April 25, 2017

AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos Announce $1 Million to Support Heroic Emergency Rescue Plan to Save the Vaquita Porpoise

World’s most endangered marine mammal likely to go extinct without immediate action Silver Spring, MD  - The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and over 100 of its members have pledged over $1 million toward the emergency rescue of the vaquita porpoise, the world’s most endangered marine mammal. AZA and its members are joining the Mexican government, which today also announced that it is pledging up to $3 million to support the VaquitaCPR emergency rescue... Read More
at Tuesday, April 4, 2017

AZA Program for Potential Future Executives of Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Begins Fourth Year

Silver Spring, MD  – Based on a recent survey of directors at AZA aquariums and zoos, it is estimated that there will be approximately 20 zoo or aquarium director openings ‎per year for the next 10 years at facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Knowing this, the AZA is proactively working to educate and train the next generation of leaders of AZA-accredited zoological facilities through the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) .... Read More
at Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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