AZA News Releases

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Statement by AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy Regarding Georgia Aquarium's Beluga Whale Plans

“The Georgia Aquarium meets or exceeds all Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Accreditations Standards. At the Georgia Aquarium, these high standards ensure that: the animals get the best care; there are significant wildlife conservation and research programs; there are effective science education programs; and the guests receive a safe, fun, educational experience.  AZA Accreditation Standards, in addition to federal law, allow for the responsible, humane collection of... Read More
at Monday, July 2, 2012

Take Action for Elephant Conservation

Silver Spring, MD (June 8, 2012) – Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoos are leaders in elephant conservation education and science, and invite the public to celebrate and support elephants by visiting them this summer. “Experiencing an elephant close-up is an unforgettable experience,” said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy.  “Elephants in AZA-accredited zoos are wildlife ambassadors who educate the public, create life-long conservationists,... Read More
at Friday, June 8, 2012

Semipostal Stamp Helps Save Vanishing Species

Silver Spring, MD  – The Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act S.3208 was introduced today in the U.S. Senate.  S.3208 would reauthorize legislation requiring the U.S. Postal Service to continue to issue the Save Vanishing Species stamp, a semipostal stamp benefiting the Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF) for another four years.  “This is a great opportunity to support valuable conservation efforts at no... Read More
at Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Animals Arrive on Capitol Hill

Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today hosts its Annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Day and Reception.  Leaders from the zoo and aquarium profession will educate Members of Congress about the importance of AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums to their communities. “AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums support tourism and local businesses,” said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy.  “In addition to being leaders in conservation and... Read More
at Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Party for the Planetâ„¢ at North America's Top Zoos and Aquariums

Silver Spring, MD  – More than 100 of the top zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing the 6th Annual Party for the Planet™ – the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America.  “Every year, millions of zoo and aquarium visitors connect with wildlife, learn about nature, and become involved in protecting our planet for the future,” said AZA President & CEO Jim Maddy.  “By participating in the Party for the... Read More
at Monday, April 16, 2012

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