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AZA's statement on Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s decision to forfeit AZA accreditation

Silver Spring, MD  – Today the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium announced that it would forfeit its Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ accreditation effective immediately. In response, Jim Maddy, President and CEO of AZA, issued the following statement: “The Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ accreditation is widely regarded as representing the highest standards in animal welfare and care, including modern zoological practices related to elephants. The AZA is... Read More
at Monday, August 17, 2015

On World Elephant Day, AZA Encourages the Public to “Join the Herd” in Helping Elephants

Today is World Elephant Day, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and its accredited zoos and aquariums are encouraging elephant fans to join in celebrating African and Asian elephants in a variety of ways to help raise awareness about the threats they face in the wild.     “As issues such as poaching and habitat destruction are international problems, it is now more important than ever for all of us to work together in helping elephants,” said Jim... Read More
at Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Zebra Pen and AZA Join Forces to Help Teachers Educate Students About Animal Conservation

Zebra Pen Corp., a global leader in the writing instrument industry, has partnered with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the Saint Louis Zoo to create , a teacher resource website dedicated to the conservation of animals. The site will provide educators with the tools they need to teach students the importance of preserving endangered species, and what they can do to help. “We’ve been a proud supporter of the Association of... Read More
at Tuesday, July 28, 2015

World Oceans Day 2015

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. “Seventy percent of the planet’s surface is covered by water, and oceans are especially important as they support an incredible amount of biodiversity, help balance ecosystems, and help supply humans with sustainable fisheries... Read More
at Friday, June 5, 2015

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Mobilize to End Extinction of the World’s Most Vulnerable Species

Silver Spring, MD - The 229 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced today a bold new effort focused on saving species from extinction and restoring them to healthy sized populations in the wild. SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction will deepen the already substantial science and conservation work on endangered species occurring at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums by engaging the 180 million annual aquarium and zoo visitors and partners... Read More
at Friday, May 15, 2015

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