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AZA News Releases

How You Can Help Wildlife and People Impacted by the Bush Fires in Australia

Many have reached out to AZA regarding the terrible wildfires impacting Australia's citizens and wildlife. AZA has reached out to our friends in Australia to express hope that our friends and colleagues there are safe and to also ask what we might be able to do to help. The large-scale devastation of these fires is unprecedented and recovery efforts include immediate responses to injured wildlife and long-term recovery planning. In addition, many AZA-accredited facilities are... Read More
at Friday, January 10, 2020

AZA Announces New Commercial Member Engagement Council

SSA and Event Network Unite in Commitment to Good Corporate Citizenship Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is announcing the formation of its new Commercial Member Engagement Council (CMEC). Inaugural members include SSA and Event Network, and the CMEC’s goal will be to find the intersection between economic, environmental, and social aspects of business to set the standards for the industry in carrying out AZA’s mission of respecting, valuing,... Read More
at Tuesday, January 7, 2020

AZA Zoos and Aquariums Contribute $24 Billion to U.S. Economy

Silver Spring,  Md.  – AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums around the country generate significant economic benefits locally, regionally and nationally, according to a new analysis conducted by nationally recognized economist, Dr. Stephen Fuller, for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The 215 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums in the U.S. serve more than 183 million annual visitors and support over 212,000 jobs, generating $24 billion in the total value of goods and... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Thursday, November 21, 2019

Statement in support of Sustainable Palm Oil

The conservation organisations listed below are committed to driving the palm oil industry in the right direction, and support a move to sustainable palm oil and not a blanket boycott. Palm oil produced according to the standards set by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG), as of 2018, is required to be deforestation-free. Manufacturers, retailers and traders all over the world have made bold commitments to removing deforestation from their supply... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Sunday, November 3, 2019

AZA Selects 15 Projects to Receive Conservation Grant Funding

Grants totaling nearly $280K will support research and conservation initiatives around the world SILVER SPRING, Md.  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has awarded Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $278,901 to 15 research and conservation projects led by AZA members. Established in 1984, the AZA Conservation Grants Fund is a competitive grants program that supports the cooperative conservation-related scientific and educational initiatives of AZA... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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