AZA News Releases

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Statement from AZA on Dolphin Sanctuary Announcement by National Aquarium

Silver Spring, MD  - This morning, National Aquarium, located in Baltimore, an Association of Zoos & Aquariums accredited member, announced plans to create a dolphin sanctuary for its Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Kris Vehrs, Interim President & CEO of AZA, issued the following statement regarding National Aquarium’s announcement: “Every member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums must make animal welfare decisions appropriate for the animals in its care.... Read More
at Tuesday, June 14, 2016

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Invite Public to Join in Taking Action to Help Western Pond Turtle

Silver Spring, MD – On World Turtle Day®, zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are highlighting conservation efforts protecting Western pond turtles and are encouraging the public to join in taking action to help save the species from extinction. “While AZA-accredited facilities continue to collaborate with other conservation organizations to protect the Western pond turtle, the support of the public is crucial to helping to save this... Read More
at Monday, May 23, 2016

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Supporting Projects to Halt Species Decline

Endangered Species Day puts focus on collaborative conservation efforts underway to save the world’s most vulnerable animals from extinction Silver Spring, MD --Utilizing passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags and receivers to monitor a variety of African penguins’ behaviors, assisting with the testing of alternative fishing gear choices to reduce vaquita bycatch in the Upper Gulf of California, and developing and implementing effective methods for identifying, treating... Read More
at Friday, May 20, 2016

On World Penguin Day—and Every Day—AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos are Working to Save Species

  Public invited to help protect future of endangered African penguins Silver Spring, MD – Today is World Penguin Day, and in honor of these species, aquariums and zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are raising awareness to help the future of this beloved species. “AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos work not only for the penguins in their care, but also actively participate in efforts to help save them in the wild and to contribute to the... Read More
at Monday, April 25, 2016

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Celebrate Earth Day with 10th Annual Party For the Planet™

Approximately 130 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are joining together for the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America—the 10 th Annual Party For the Planet™. “Party For the Planet™ offers families a unique opportunity to visit their local AZA-accredited zoo and aquarium, celebrate the Earth’s biodiversity, and learn how they can take action to make a difference,” said AZA Interim President and... Read More
at Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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