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Spring Forward for Amphibians with FrogWatch USA™

Take advantage of Daylight Savings Time, and"Spring Forward" for amphibians through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) FrogWatch USA TM citizen science program! Celebrate the season by taking action and engaging in conservation in your community. FrogWatch USA TM is dedicated to collecting information about frog and toad populations, raising awareness about amphibians and wetlands, and engaging the public in science. Since1998, FrogWatch USA™... Read More
at Friday, March 7, 2014

AZA and Microsoft’s “Zoo Tycoon” Collaboration Unites a Virtual Zoo Community with Real-World Conservation

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Microsoft Studios are working together to provide fans of Microsoft Studios’ “Zoo Tycoon”game series the opportunity to build their own virtual zoo and support real-life wildlife conservation field projects at the same time. Available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, the fully reimagined “Zoo Tycoon” enables players to create their own unique zoo layouts, adopt and interact with animals, and even manage their zoo with up... Read More
at Thursday, February 27, 2014

Statement by Association of Zoos and Aquariums Regarding the Euthanasia of Giraffe at the Copenhagen

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) issued the following statement: The Association of Zoos and Aquariums regrets the unfortunate incident at the Copenhagen Zoo involving the death of a giraffe. Incidents of that sort do not happen at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums for several reasons: AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums carefully manage breeding programs, maximizing the genetic diversity of the populations and minimizing the births of more animals than the population can... Read More
at Thursday, February 13, 2014

AZA Launches Program for Potential Future Executives of Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has announced the launch of AZA’s Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) to better prepare current leaders in the zoo and aquarium profession for future Executive Director positions. ELDP’s inaugural group of participants consists of the following 10 individuals: David Brady, VP of Marketing, Houston Zoo, Inc. Harrison Edell, General Curator, Sacramento Zoo Roger Germann, Executive Vice President, John G. Shedd... Read More
at Monday, January 13, 2014

Celebrating 40 Years of the Endangered Species Act: AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Support Conservation

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced that AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums support the field conservation of more than 650 species-approximately 200 of which are currently listed under the ESA. Each year, the 223 zoos and aquariums accredited by the AZA collectively contribute $160 million a year to field conservation,supporting more than 2,650 conservation projects in 115 countries. ... Read More
at Saturday, December 28, 2013

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