AZA News Releases

AZA Statement on Michigan's Large Carnivore Act

Silver Spring, Maryland  – Today, the Michigan Senate will consider Michigan House Bill 5778. The bill will make changes to Michigan’s Large Carnivore Act. Due to a drafting error in the original law of 2000, it has been a violation of the law to breed large carnivores in the state of Michigan. In anticipation of a possible Senate substitute amendment to H.B. 5778, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) issued the following statement: This past April, AZA brought to... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Zoos and Aquariums Announce 1 Million Cards Campaign to Help Save the Vaquita Porpoise from Extinction

Campaign aims to influence Mexico’s incoming president to continue conservation initiatives to save the fewer than 30 vaquitas left in the world, which are found only in Mexico LONG BEACH, California –   In an effort to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction, zoos and aquariums in the U.S. are launching a public, worldwide 1 Million Cards postcard-writing campaign. The effort, which is led by Vaquita SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction), a collaborative effort... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Association Of Zoos and Aquariums And Cheetah Conservation Fund Lead World Observance of International Cheetah Day December 4

Silver Spring, Maryland  – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), the longest-running research, education and conservation organization dedicated to saving the wild cheetah, are leading the eighth annual observance of International Cheetah Day (ICD) Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Cheetah activities and educational programs will be offered throughout the day for visitors at CCF’s Field Research & Education Centre in Namibia and at... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, December 3, 2018

Association of Zoos & Aquariums Announces Annual Honors and Awards Recipients

Silver Spring, Maryland – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recognized the achievements of over 30 member facilities in the fields of conservation, education, research, exhibit design, marketing, sustainability, and volunteer engagement during the annual AZA conference this September in Seattle. AZA also recognized four individuals who have demonstrated their passion for wildlife conservation and made significant, ground-breaking contributions to the zoo and aquarium... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Thursday, October 18, 2018

Peggy Sloan, Shedd Aquarium Executive, Sworn-In as New Chair of the Board at Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Silver Spring, Maryland   – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is announcing the swearing-in of Peggy Sloan, Chief Animal Operations Officer at John G. Shedd Aquarium, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors. “Peggy is an insightful, capable leader with a clear passion for protecting wildlife and wild places. Her experience in aquarium affairs and dedication to serving the AZA community makes her well-suited for this important position,” said Dan... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, October 15, 2018

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