AZA News Releases

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Statement by Kris Vehrs, Executive Director, Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Before the Vancouver Park Board

"Good morning, Mr. Chairman, Madame Vice Chair and Park Board Commissioners.·         I’m proud to be here today on behalf of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, AZA, to talk about the Vancouver Aquarium.·         Founded in 1924, AZA is an international association with 224 accredited members, including zoos and aquariums in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Bermuda, Bahamas and... Read More
at Saturday, July 26, 2014

Association of Zoos & Aquariums Awards 30 Nature Play Grants

Zoos and aquariums set to receive more than $200,000 in awards Silver Spring, MD   – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced the recipients of 30 “Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium” grants. Supported through a special gift from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, these competitive grants, selected through a rigorous review by a panel of industry experts, are being presented to accredited zoos and aquariums to... Read More
at Tuesday, July 22, 2014

AZA, Zebra Pen Corporation Announce Donation to Help Save Endangered Grevy’s Zebras

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zebra Pen Corporation, and AZA-accredited zoos across the nation are collaborating to support the conservation of the endangered Grevy’s zebra. Today, Zebra Pen will be making a donation of $15,000 in support of efforts to save the endangered Grevy’s zebras in Africa. To kick off the partnership, Zebra Pen will be celebrating Z Month throughout June on Facebook. The celebration will be highlighted by the Z Month Facebook... Read More
at Monday, June 9, 2014

World Oceans Day Events at AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos Raise Awareness of Ocean Conservation

Silver Spring, MD  – As leaders in ocean conservation education and science,aquariums and zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), in partnership with The Ocean Project, invite the public to dive in to ocean conservation on June 8 – World Oceans Day. “The AZA’s 224 accredited aquariums and zoos work to actively engage millions of people to help save species,” said AZA Senior Vice President of Conservation and Science, Dr.... Read More
at Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Largest Earth Day Party in North America Connects People to Wildlife Conservation

Silver Spring, MD – More than 130 of the top zoos and aquariums are throwing the 8th Annual Party for the Planet™ – the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America.  “Each year, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums help connect more than 181 million visitors to nature, and these visitors have a strong interest in taking action to help protect the future of the Earth,” said AZA President & CEO Jim Maddy. “By participating in Party For... Read More
at Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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