AZA News Releases

Wildlife Trafficking Alliance and eBay Announce Series of Events to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

The year-long campaign kicks off on World Wildlife Day, March 3 Silver Spring, MD (March 1, 2021) – The Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (WTA), a program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and eBay have been working together for the past five years to raise consumer awareness and reduce demand and sale of illegal wildlife products. Today, WTA and eBay are announcing a partnership on a year-long series of events kicking off on World Wildlife Day. “eBay is the... Read More
at Monday, March 1, 2021

Reps. Titus, Davis Introduce Bipartisan PREPARED Act to Protect Animals During Disasters

Washington, D.C – Today Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District joined with Rodney Davis of Illinois’ Thirteenth Congressional District to introduce the Providing Responsible Emergency Plans for Animals at Risk of Emerging Disasters (PREPARED) Act. The bipartisan legislation is co-sponsored by over 115 Members of Congress. The bill would require entities regulated under the Animal Welfare Act – such as zoos, commercial animal dealers, and research... Read More
at Friday, February 26, 2021

AZA Selects Conservation Projects to Receive Grant Funding

Almost $730K for conservation in second year of the SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction® granting program. Silver Spring, Md. (February 17, 2021) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is helping to drive almost $730,000 to four conservation projects led by AZA members in the second year of the SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction® (SAFE) granting program. “It is exciting to witness the growth of the SAFE granting program, both in terms of the scope of the... Read More
at Wednesday, February 17, 2021

AZA Launches New Initiative Aimed at Zoonotic Disease Threats

The “Reduce the Risk” initiative links human and animal health as key to pandemic prevention. Silver Spring, Maryland (January 11, 2021) – Zoonotic diseases are a threat to human and animal health worldwide, as more than two-thirds of all emerging infectious diseases of humans are zoonotic. To address this crisis, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and its members are launching a new initiative. “Reduce the Risk: A Crisis in Human and Animal Health”... Read More
at Monday, January 11, 2021

Access to Federal Funds for Zoos, Aquariums a Hallmark of New COVID Relief Legislation

Members of Congress express support for the zoos and aquariums  in their communities. Silver Spring, Maryland -   With 2021 on the horizon, members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are enduring significant economic losses because of pandemic-related closures and reductions in operating capacity. However, they continue to provide veterinary care, housing, and food for the animals in their care.  With Congress’s passage of legislation to address the... Read More
at Thursday, December 24, 2020

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