AZA News Releases

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Statement by Kris Vehrs, Executive Director, Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Before the Vancouver Park Board

"Good morning, Mr. Chairman, Madame Vice Chair and Park Board Commissioners.·         I’m proud to be here today on behalf of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, AZA, to talk about the Vancouver Aquarium.·         Founded in 1924, AZA is an international association with 224 accredited members, including zoos and aquariums in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Bermuda, Bahamas and... Read More
at Saturday, July 26, 2014

Association of Zoos & Aquariums Awards 30 Nature Play Grants

Zoos and aquariums set to receive more than $200,000 in awards Silver Spring, MD   – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced the recipients of 30 “Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium” grants. Supported through a special gift from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, these competitive grants, selected through a rigorous review by a panel of industry experts, are being presented to accredited zoos and aquariums to... Read More
at Tuesday, July 22, 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

Largest Earth Day Party in North America Connects People to Wildlife Conservation

Silver Spring, MD – More than 130 of the top zoos and aquariums are throwing the 8th Annual Party for the Planet™ – the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America.  “Each year, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums help connect more than 181 million visitors to nature, and these visitors have a strong interest in taking action to help protect the future of the Earth,” said AZA President & CEO Jim Maddy. “By participating in Party For... Read More
at Wednesday, April 9, 2014

AZA and Microsoft’s “Zoo Tycoon” Collaboration Unites a Virtual Zoo Community with Real-World Conservation

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Microsoft Studios are working together to provide fans of Microsoft Studios’ “Zoo Tycoon”game series the opportunity to build their own virtual zoo and support real-life wildlife conservation field projects at the same time. Available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, the fully reimagined “Zoo Tycoon” enables players to create their own unique zoo layouts, adopt and interact with animals, and even manage their zoo with up... Read More
at Thursday, February 27, 2014

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