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Shells and Scales: Three Animals You’d Never Notice Unless They Were Gone

Silver Spring, MD – They may not be as well-known by the 180 million people who visit Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited zoos and aquariums each year, but desert pupfish, freshwater mussels, and Polynesian tree snails play important roles in their respective ecosystems. Additionally, if it had not been for the hard work of AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and their conservation partners, some of these – and many other – animals would have already vanished... Read More
at Monday, December 15, 2014

AZA-Accredited Zoos and CCF Celebrate International Cheetah Day

Washington, D.C. –On Thursday, December 4, 2014, zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) will join the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in marking the 4th annual observance of International Cheetah Day. By encouraging all wildlife fans to participate in cheetah-centric activities, AZA and CCF hope to inspire more humans to get involved in the long-term fight to secure a future for this beautiful, mystical creature, which is African’s most endangered big cat.... Read More
at Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Give Thanks for Species Rescued From the Brink of Extinction

Silver Spring, MD  – As American families prepare for the annual ritual of giving thanks, they can add to their list of things to be thankful for a rare victory in the battle against global climate change – more than 30 endangered species brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to America’s accredited zoos and aquariums.  With climate change, population growth and deforestation, and poaching threatening species around the world, we are facing what... Read More
at Thursday, November 6, 2014

AZA Announces $375K in Conservation Grants

Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $375,000 to be awarded to 19 projects. “Scientists at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are global leaders in wildlife science and the conservation of threatened and endangered species,” said AZA Senior Vice President of Conservation and Science, Dr. Debborah Luke. “With the support of the Conservation Grants Fund, zoo and aquarium... Read More
at Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AZA and IMATA Co-Locate Their 2014 Annual Conferences in Orlando

Silver Spring, MD-  The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA) are co-locating their Annual Conference from September 12-18, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The event is expected to draw more than 3,000 participants and attract hundreds of product and service providers, making it the most well attended zoo and aquarium event in both organizations’ history. “Both AZA and IMATA help to protect... Read More
at Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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