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About the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
About the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Leaders in Animal Care, Conservation, and Family Fun

We envision a world where all people respect, value and conserve wildlife and wild places.

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AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction focuses the collective expertise within AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and leverages their massive audiences to save species.

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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.

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A tiger peers out from the jungle.

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.

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AZA's Animal Population Management Committee manages nearly 500 animal programs, including Taxon Advisory Groups, Species Survival PlanĀ® Programs, and Studbook Programs. These animal programs are responsible for AZA's cooperative animal management, conservation, and scientific initiatives.

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