AZA News Releases

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

AZA Selects 17 Projects Led By AZA Members to Receive Conservation Grant Funding

Grants totaling over $350K will support research and conservation initiatives around the world Silver Spring, Maryland (October 9, 2018) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has awarded Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $355,000 to 17 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... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, October 9, 2018

24 World-Class Aquariums and Zoos Achieve AZA Accreditation

Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Accreditation Commission Grants Accreditation to 24 Facilities During Fall 2018 Review Cycle Silver Spring, MD (October 8, 2018) – Twice a year, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission reviews accreditation applications from the best aquariums, nature centers, science centers, and zoos in the world. Most recently, the Commission examined 27 accreditation applications and two certification... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, October 8, 2018

AZA Comments on Proposed Changes to the Endangered Species Act

In September, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) submitted the following public comment letter in response to proposed regulatory changes to the Endangered Species Act.  September 24, 2018 United States Fish and Wildlife Service Department of the Interior National Marine Fisheries Service/NOAA Department of Commerce RE: Docket No. FWS–HQ–ES–2018–0006; Docket No. 180202112–8112–01; 4500030113; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, October 2, 2018

AZA Announces Recipients of Zoo-Park Partnership Grants Benefitting North American Conservation Projects

Silver Spring, Maryland  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is proud to announce five AZA-accredited facilities have been selected as America’s Keystone Wildlife™ (AKW) grant recipients for 2018. Made possible by a Thoresen Foundation gift to AZA, these five $10,000 grants will be used to conduct conservation activities benefitting North American species on public lands as a part of Zoo-Park Partnerships, an initiative designed to unite zoos and National... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Friday, September 21, 2018

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