AZA News Releases

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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

Disney Executive Jackie Ogden, Ph.D. Sworn-In as Chair of the Board at Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Kansas City, MO  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is celebrating the swearing-in of Jackie Ogden, Ph.D., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts vice president of Animals, Science and Environment, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors. “Dr. Jackie Ogden’s strong leadership and extensive experience will be tremendously beneficial to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and to all AZA-accredited institutions,” said AZA President and CEO Jim... Read More
at Friday, September 13, 2013

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Statement on Independent Elephant Welfare Study

Kansas City, MO – Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Executive Director Kristin Vehrs made the following statement regarding the presentation at the AZA Annual Conference of findings by an independent team of scientists on the welfare of zoo elephants: “AZA-accredited zoos are deeply committed to providing the best care and welfare for elephants. Our members asked for and were eager to participate in this important research. It is reaffirming to learn that AZA... Read More
at Tuesday, September 10, 2013

World Oceans Day 2013 Events at AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos Raise Awareness of Ocean Conservation

Silver Spring, MD – As leaders in ocean conservation education and science,aquariums and zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) invite the public to dive in to ocean conservation on June 8 – World Oceans Day. “The AZA’s 222 accredited aquariums and zoos are actively engaging millions of people in ocean issues,” said AZA Senior Vice President for Conservation & Education, Dr. Paul Boyle.  “Aquariums and zoos... Read More
at Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Partners Across the U.S. Celebrate Annual Endangered Species Day

The 8th annual national Endangered Species Day will be celebrated on May 17, 2013, with special events and other programs throughout the country to recognize conservation efforts underway across the nation aimed at helping America’s imperiled species. This year also commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. “America is doing an amazing thing. We’ve made a promise to keep species from going extinct,” said Leda Huta, Executive Director of the... Read More
at Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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