AZA News Releases

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Announces Support for “Extinction Prevention Act of 2019”

Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has announced its support for the “Extinction Prevention Act of 2019” introduced by U.S. Representative Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ-03) on Wednesday, May 22. This bill will create dedicated funds to conserve butterflies in North America, plants in the Pacific Islands, freshwater mussels in the United States, and desert fish in the Southwest United States. This legislation will also make research... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Selects Ten Outstanding Candidates for 2019 Professional Development Program

Silver Spring, MD  – Ten talented aquarium and zoo professionals were selected for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), now in its sixth year. Based on a survey of directors at AZA aquariums and zoos, it is estimated that there will be approximately 20 zoo or aquarium director openings ‎per year for the next 10 years at facilities accredited by AZA. Knowing this, the AZA is proactively providing development... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, May 20, 2019

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Are Saving Endangered Animals From Extinction

Millions are invested by AZA members to help species listed under the Endangered Species Act. Silver Spring, MD  – Zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) annually invest nearly $50 million to protect over 200 species listed as endangered or threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Endangered Species Day – May 17 – puts the focus on the collaborative conservation efforts underway by AZA members to help save the... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Friday, May 17, 2019

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Launches Wines to Benefit Endangered Species

Silver Spring, MD  – Wildlife Wine Club , in partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums ( AZA )  announces the release of their new wine series designed to support AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction®.  Launching on Endangered Species Day (May 17, 2019), the wines feature animals threatened with extinction. 100% of AZA’s net proceeds support SAFE conservation programs and animal welfare worldwide. The first two wines released feature a... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Association of Zoos & Aquariums Recognizes 3 Facilities with Avian Husbandry Awards Recipients

Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Avian Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) recognized the achievements of three member facilities in the fields of avian husbandry and conservation. “The Plume Award celebrates individuals who have gone above and beyond in safeguarding the future of countless bird species,” said Avian SAG Advisor Steve Sarro. In any given year, Plume Awards may be awarded in five categories including long term propagation;... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, May 13, 2019

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