AZA News Releases

In Need of Rescue: Florida Coral Rescue Center Established to Help Save Florida Reefs

A diverse team of wildlife experts comes together to save corals in a unique public / private partnership, led by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums with involvement from Disney Conservation, the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, NOAA Fisheries, and SeaWorld.  Orlando, FL (April 14, 2021) – A diverse group of coral reef management and conservation leaders has banded together to respond to an environmental... Read More
at Thursday, April 15, 2021

Country Musicians Hold First-Ever Virtual Benefit Concert to Help AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

 Viewers across North America tune in to the inaugural concert to raise needed funds. Silver Spring, Md. (April 1, 2021) – Last night, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) hosted a virtual benefit concert – “ALL TOGETHER FOR ANIMALS.” This all-star benefit concert featured streamed original performances from Brad Paisley, Old Dominion, Ashley McBryde, Riley Green, Jessie James Decker, Shy Carter, and Wynonna. The event was emceed by Cody Alan, host... Read More
at Thursday, April 1, 2021

“All Together For Animals” Virtual Benefit Concert to Stream March 31

The concert will support Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ members. Silver Spring, MD (March 22, 2021) – Today, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announces an interactive virtual music benefit concert – “ALL TOGETHER FOR ANIMALS.” This all-star benefit concert will feature streamed original performances from Brad Paisley, Old Dominion, Ashley McBryde, Riley Green, Jessie James Decker, Shy Carter and Wynonna! The event emcee is Cody Alan, host of... Read More
at Monday, March 22, 2021

AZA's Statement on the Passage of the American Rescue Plan Act

Today, President Biden's $1.9 trillion "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021" passed the House of Representatives. He will sign the bill into law on Friday. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is pleased with the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, which will provide much needed support to zoos and aquariums. In response to its passage, Dan Ashe, President and CEO, released the following statement:  Zoos and aquariums have continued to operate during the pandemic... Read More
at Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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

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