AZA News Releases

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Association of Zoos and Aquariums Statement on Independent Elephant Welfare Study

Kansas City, MO – Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Executive Director Kristin Vehrs made the following statement regarding the presentation at the AZA Annual Conference of findings by an independent team of scientists on the welfare of zoo elephants: “AZA-accredited zoos are deeply committed to providing the best care and welfare for elephants. Our members asked for and were eager to participate in this important research. It is reaffirming to learn that AZA... Read More
at Tuesday, September 10, 2013

World Oceans Day 2013 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) invite the public to dive in to ocean conservation on June 8 – World Oceans Day. “The AZA’s 222 accredited aquariums and zoos are actively engaging millions of people in ocean issues,” said AZA Senior Vice President for Conservation & Education, Dr. Paul Boyle.  “Aquariums and zoos... Read More
at Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Partners Across the U.S. Celebrate Annual Endangered Species Day

The 8th annual national Endangered Species Day will be celebrated on May 17, 2013, with special events and other programs throughout the country to recognize conservation efforts underway across the nation aimed at helping America’s imperiled species. This year also commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. “America is doing an amazing thing. We’ve made a promise to keep species from going extinct,” said Leda Huta, Executive Director of the... Read More
at Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Animals Inc. Launch Brings the Allure of Animals to All

Washington, DC  – Animals Inc. today announced its official launch to the advertising, online and sponsorship communities. The company is the official marketing arm of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), adding a digital and online component to its on-site offerings in 222 accredited zoos and aquariums.  For the first time, marketers have a one-stop shop to reach the attractive demographic of families, moms and kids in the nation’s best zoos and... Read More
at Friday, May 10, 2013

More Than 30 Zoos and Aquariums Across North America Support Autism Awareness By Taking Part in "Zoos Go Blue" Day

Unique Autism Awareness Month Events Give Families Affected by Autism a Day of Fun and Adventure New York, N.Y. –Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization,and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are partnering to create the first “Zoos Go Blue,” a unique Autism Awareness Month event taking place at more than 30 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across North America on April 28.  Participating zoos and aquariums will... Read More
at Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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