We envision a world where all people respect, value and conserve wildlife and wild places.
AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction focuses the collective expertise within AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and leverages their massive audiences to save species.
AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums meet the highest standards in animal care and welfare and provide a fun, safe, and educational family experience. They undergo a thorough review that includes a multiple-day, on-site inspection by a team of experts from around the country.
The Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (WTA) is a coalition of more than 80 leading companies, non-profit organizations, and AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums working together to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife products.
AZA's Animal Population Management Committee manages nearly 500 animal programs, including Taxon Advisory Groups, Species Survival Plan® Programs, and Studbook Programs. These animal programs are responsible for AZA's cooperative animal management, conservation, and scientific initiatives.