AZA News Releases

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Association of Zoos and Aquariums Announces National Photo Contest Winner

Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has announced the winner of the 2017 AZA Photo Contest, which recognizes exceptional photography taken at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums. All photos eligible for submission must be taken by staff or volunteers at an AZA facility, and may feature animals, people, habitats, and other zoo or aquarium scenes. The winning photo and other exceptional submissions are highlighted in the December issue of AZA’s member... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, December 4, 2017

AZA and Cheetah Conservation Fund Lead Celebration of 7th Annual International Cheetah Day, Dec. 4

Washington, D.C.  – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), the longest-running research, education and conservation organization dedicated to saving the wild cheetah, are leading the seventh annual observance of International Cheetah Day on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. What began as a day to generate awareness for the plight of the cheetah -- Africa’s most endangered big cat – International Cheetah Day has become an occasion... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, November 29, 2017

AZA Statement on USFWS Elephant Trophy Import Decision

Silver Spring, MD  – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a decision to allow the import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. In response, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) issued the following statement: “This week, it was announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has approved the resumption of elephant hunting trophy imports from Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is the responsibility of the USFWS to ensure that any trophy... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Friday, November 17, 2017 | 0 comments

AZA Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement; Pledges to Further Collaborative Conservation Efforts

Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has joined #GivingTuesday , a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, November 14, 2017

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Continue Support of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

Silver Spring, MD – Dan Ashe, President and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), issued the following statement in recognition of the 45 th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA): “ AZA and its members are committed to the exceptional health and welfare of all marine mammals and actively support the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which enables us to work with the government to further protect marine mammals in the wild through field... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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