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AZA-Accredited Facilities Assist in Historic Reintroduction of Black-footed Ferrets to Natural Range

Black-footed Ferret, National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center (Ryan Hagerty/USFWS) Silver Spring, Maryland (August 3, 2016) – Thirty-five years after the species was rediscovered after having been believed to be extinct, a historic reintroduction has taken place, marking another positive step toward recovery for the black-footed ferret, one of North America’s most endangered mammals. On July 26, 2016, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in partnership with... Read More
at Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Run, Fly or Swim into Summer Adventures with Frito-Lay 2 Go and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Silver Spring, MD -- School is out, summer is in session and families across the country are looking for their next great adventure. To encourage the exploration, Frito-Lay 2 Go® multipacks and Quaker® Chewy bars are taking families from the depths of the ocean to the treetops of a rainforest through a partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Starting this week through October 20 , families can receive a free kid's pass to participating... Read More
at Wednesday, July 6, 2016

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Invite Public to Join in Taking Action to Help Western Pond Turtle

Silver Spring, MD – On World Turtle Day®, zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are highlighting conservation efforts protecting Western pond turtles and are encouraging the public to join in taking action to help save the species from extinction. “While AZA-accredited facilities continue to collaborate with other conservation organizations to protect the Western pond turtle, the support of the public is crucial to helping to save this... Read More
at Monday, May 23, 2016

U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance Announces Major Corporate Commitments to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Washington, D.C. – To celebrate World Wildlife Day, 16 leading U.S. companies are making substantial commitments to combat wildlife trafficking, in collaboration with the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (the Alliance), and highlighted and applauded by the U.S. Department of the Interior.    Today’s announcement is a significant step forward in the U.S. effort to save at-risk species around the world. It is a direct response... Read More
at Thursday, March 3, 2016

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Announces Recipients of Quarter Century Award

Silver Spring, MD - The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the primary accrediting body for top zoos and aquariums in the United States since 1974, announced today the recipients of the Association's Quarter Century Award. Established in 2015, this new award acknowledges facilities that have maintained AZA accreditation continuously for 25 years or more, highlighting their commitment to animal care, welfare, conservation, education, and more. The inaugural group of 119 awardees... Read More
at Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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