AZA News Releases

AZA-Accredited Facilities Are Saving Species

New programs, new and updated plans, and continued impact punctuate Saving Animals From Extinction’s seventh year. Silver Spring, Maryland (May 20, 2022) – For nearly five decades, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and its accredited facilities have been utilizing the tools of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to help protect endangered species. AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction® was established in 2015 to harness AZA-accredited zoos and... Read More
at Friday, May 20, 2022

Portman, Carper, Katko, Costa Bicameral, Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Remaining Stamps to Promote Wildlife Conservation Are Sold Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, DC  (May 16, 2022) – Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Tom Carper (D-DE), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and U.S. Representatives John Katko (R-NY), Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Jim Costa (D-CA), Member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans & Wildlife, announced that their... Read More
at Monday, May 16, 2022

AZA Accreditation Commission Grants Accreditation to 21 Facilities

Silver Spring, Md. (April 27, 2022) – Last week, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission (the Commission) met to review applications for AZA accreditation. The accreditation process includes a detailed application and a meticulous, on-site, multiple-day inspection by an independent team of trained zoological professionals. The inspecting team observes all aspects of the facility’s operation, including animal welfare and well-being;... Read More
at Wednesday, April 27, 2022

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Association of Zoos and Aquariums Award Federal Reimbursement Funds for Endangered Species Care During Pandemic

April 4, 2022 - Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are announcing distribution of the first wave of awards – a total of more than $1.6 million – under the Endangered Species COVID-19 Relief program, funded by the American Rescue Plan. As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Congress recognized the dedication of zoos, aquariums, botanic gardens, and other facilities across the nation in helping save animals and plants... Read More
at Monday, April 4, 2022

AZA’s Wildlife Trafficking Alliance Gains Momentum to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Los Angeles Zoo, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, and Woodland Park Zoo Partner with WTA for Fourth Consecutive Year Silver Spring, MD (March 23, 2022) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) celebrates its fourth year since acquiring the Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (WTA) in 2018, which has experienced significant partnership growth and momentum thanks to the support of its Platinum Partners: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Los Angeles Zoo, San Diego Zoo... Read More
at Thursday, March 24, 2022
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