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Thousands Take Action to Help Save Endangered African Penguins and “Invest In The Nest”

Over 2,200 people contribute to Kickstarter crowd-funded success story. Silver Spring, MD  – Following a 30-day campaign, over 2,200 supporters from across the U.S. and around the world joined the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), its members and partners in taking direct action to help save African penguins from extinction. The $193,560 raised through the “Invest In The Nest” campaign on Kickstarter will build and place over 2,000 artificial nests in South... Read More
at Monday, June 26, 2017

Zoos, Aquariums Launch First of its Kind Kickstarter Campaign to Help Save Endangered African Penguins

“Invest In The Nest” will help build and place nests in Africa. Silver Spring, MD  – African penguin populations have been declining for the past few decades. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), its members and partners are taking action to help reverse this trend. Today, they are launching the “Invest In The Nest” campaign on Kickstarter , the innovative crowdfunding platform. The campaign seeks to raise $150,000 to help build and place... Read More
at Wednesday, May 17, 2017

AZA Honored As Gold Stevie Award Winner in 2017 American Business Awards

Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) is the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Best Twitter Feed category in The 15 th Annual American Business Awards. The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.  Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning... Read More
at Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Can a Cow Save a Penguin? Stonyfield Says “Let’s #ImagineHow”

Launching on World Penguin Day, Stonyfield YoKids will support conservation efforts to save endangered species like the African penguin Londonderry, NH and Silver Spring, MD  – Can a cow save a penguin?  Stonyfield, the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, is confident that it can and wants to inspire families to find out how they can help endangered species too.  Today, on World Penguin Day, Stonyfield YoKids is pleased to announce its support of the... Read More
at Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Conservation Success Stories in AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

Supporting Innovation in Marine Mammal Monitoring Monitoring off-shore marine mammals is notoriously difficult. Variable winds, salt water and spray, and the need to remain sufficiently distant from animals to minimize disturbance are factors that have spurred much new innovation. AZA’s Conservation Grants Fund has supported the development and testing of several tools for underwater and aerial monitoring of endangered marine mammals. CGF supported San Diego Zoo Global , in... Read More
at Thursday, April 20, 2017

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