AZA News Releases

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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

Largest Earth Day Party Connects People to Wildlife Conservation

Silver Spring, MD - More than 120 of the top zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing the 7th Annual Party for the Planet™ – the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America.  “Every year, zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) welcome more than 180 million visitors who have an interest in connecting with wildlife, learning about nature, and becoming involved in protecting the future of our Earth,”... Read More
at Friday, April 5, 2013

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Generate $160 Million Annually for Wildlife Conservation

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced that AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums contribute $160 million a year to wildlife conservation, supporting more than 2,650 conservation projects in 130 countries.   “AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are global leaders in wildlife conservation,” said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy. “While AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums provide great care to animals in their facilities, they are also working around the... Read More
at Tuesday, April 2, 2013

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums “Spring Forward” for Amphibians

Silver Spring, MD - - Take advantage of Daylight Savings Time, and "Spring Forward" for amphibians at an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited zoo or aquarium near you. "Amphibians are facing an extinction crisis, and zoos and aquariums are in a unique position to help save them," said Dr. Paul Boyle, AZA's Senior Vice President of Conservation and Education. "By visiting your local AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium and participating in their citizen... Read More
at Thursday, March 7, 2013

Zoos and Aquariums Fund Critical Wildlife Conservation and Research Projects

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $205,000 to be awarded to 11 projects. "Supported by AZA's Conservation Endowment Fund, scientists at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and their partners are at the cutting edge of wildlife science.  They are advancing our understanding of wildlife biology, reproduction, behavior, welfare, and many other topics," said AZA Senior Vice President for... Read More
at Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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