AZA News Releases

White Oak Conservation Welcomes the Largest Elephant Herd in the Western Hemisphere

Elephants will be released in 2,500-acre habitat in northeastern Florida Sept. 23, 2020 (YULEE, FLA.)  — White Oak Conservation has started construction on a new 2,500-acre home for Asian elephants. Most of these elephants previously traveled throughout the United States with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® until they were retired in 2016.  Thirty elephants will be released in the northeastern Florida refuge, owned by philanthropists Mark and Kimbra... Read More
at Wednesday, September 23, 2020

AZA Selects 13 Projects to Receive Conservation Grant Funding

Grants totaling just over $275K will support research and conservation initiatives around the world Silver Spring, Maryland (September 23, 2020) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has awarded Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $275,056 to 13 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
at Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Bert Castro, President and CEO of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo, Sworn In as New Chair of the Board at Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Silver Spring, MD (September 18, 2020) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is pleased to announce Norberto J. (Bert) Castro, President and CEO of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors. “To say that Bert is going to be facing a challenging year as Chair of the AZA Board of Directors would be a severe understatement,” said Dan Ashe, President and CEO of AZA. “As AZA members deal with the... Read More
at Friday, September 18, 2020

Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Zebra Pen Announce Continued Commitment to Saving Species

Silver Spring, MD (September 11, 2020) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Zebra Pen Corp., a global leader in the writing instrument industry, today announced Zebra Pen’s commitment to helping AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums help save the endangered Grevy’s zebra. This is the seventh year Zebra Pen has committed to helping to save species. “During a time when some are being forced to pull back their commitment to conservation of animals, I am... Read More
at Monday, September 14, 2020

Global Initiative Outlines a "One Health" Approach to Reforming Wildlife Trade Laws

HONG KONG 7 September 2020 - The Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime (EWC) today outlined an innovative “One Health” approach to reforming wildlife trade laws that the group said would help avoid future devastating wildlife-related pandemics. “No organisation on its own can address the multiple threats that could lead to the emergence of new wildlife-related diseases, or the spread of older diseases, with potential catastrophic consequences for economies, people and... Read More
at Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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