AZA News Releases

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AZA Statement On Tragic Incident at Dickerson Park Zoo

Silver Spring, MD  – Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Executive Director Kristin L. Vehrs issued the following statement regarding the tragic incident that occurred this morning at the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Missouri: “We extend our deepest sympathies to our friends and colleagues at the Dickerson Park Zoo and to the family of John Bradford for their tragic loss. The safety of staff and visitors at AZA-accredited facilities is of the utmost... Read More
at Friday, October 11, 2013

This Year, Add Green to Your Halloween!

Join Veritey and AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums for Green Halloween® Events Around the Country The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Green Halloween®, a program of Veritey, have partnered to provide communities with healthy, animal-friendly, and EEK-O-friendly Halloween events at 55 events nationwide. “Green Halloween events show kids and adults how to apply the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – to Halloween... Read More
at Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Zoos and Aquariums in Europe and the United States Work Together to Protect Polar Environments

Amsterdam - The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), based in the United States, are working together to highlight the conservation of polar species and sustainable behavior via their new Pole to Pole campaign which will reach more than a quarter of a billion visitors each year. The Pole to Pole campaign launches today in Edinburgh at the EAZA annual conference, highlighting the amazing nature of the Arctic and... Read More
at Friday, September 27, 2013

Zoos and Aquariums Fund Critical Wildlife Conservation and Research Projects Through CEF

Silver Spring, MD - The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $373,075 to be awarded to 18 projects. “Supported by AZA’s Conservation Endowment Fund, 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 for Conservation and Education, Dr. Paul Boyle. “By advancing our... Read More
at Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Disney Executive Jackie Ogden, Ph.D. Sworn-In as Chair of the Board at Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Kansas City, MO  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is celebrating the swearing-in of Jackie Ogden, Ph.D., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts vice president of Animals, Science and Environment, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors. “Dr. Jackie Ogden’s strong leadership and extensive experience will be tremendously beneficial to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and to all AZA-accredited institutions,” said AZA President and CEO Jim... Read More
at Friday, September 13, 2013

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