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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

More Than 30 Zoos and Aquariums Across North America Support Autism Awareness By Taking Part in "Zoos Go Blue" Day

Unique Autism Awareness Month Events Give Families Affected by Autism a Day of Fun and Adventure New York, N.Y. –Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization,and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are partnering to create the first “Zoos Go Blue,” a unique Autism Awareness Month event taking place at more than 30 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across North America on April 28.  Participating zoos and aquariums will... Read More
at Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to Host Celebrity Gecko

Cleveland, Ohio  - The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) today welcomed the traveling GEICO Gecko exhibit to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. "Our Gecko may be small, but he sends a very big message: wildlife conservation is important to GEICO," said GEICO Vice President, Rynthia Rost. "We're proud to share this cause with AZA and proud of our spokesgecko." The traveling GEICO Gecko exhibit is at the... Read More
at Friday, September 11, 2009

Animal Planet Educates Zoo Visitors With Innovative Kiosks

Animal Planet and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced today the placement of interactive ZOOTUBE kiosks at zoos in 10 U.S. cities. The kiosks, which will feature behind-the-scenes zoo footage, fun conservation facts and Animal Planet exclusives, are meant to enhance visitors’ experiences by giving them an insider’s look into the animals that they experience at the zoo. The first partnership of its kind, the AZA and Animal Planet ZOOTUBES bring a national... Read More
at Monday, August 10, 2009

AZA and USFWS Partner for Conservation

At a briefing held on Capitol Hill on June 22nd, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) Wildlife Without Borders program and partner conservation organizations debuted a video showing how the Service is working with partners in the Latin American and Caribbean region to create a new generation of conservation professionals. This marks the first time nongovernmental organizations have collaborated on a project in support of the Wildlife Without Borders program since... Read More
at Monday, June 22, 2009

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