AZA News Releases

Can a Cow Save a Penguin? Stonyfield Says “Let’s #ImagineHow”

Launching on World Penguin Day, Stonyfield YoKids will support conservation efforts to save endangered species like the African penguin Londonderry, NH and Silver Spring, MD, April 25, 2017 – Can a cow save a penguin?  Stonyfield, the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, is confident that it can and wants to inspire families to find out how they can help endangered species too.  Today, on World Penguin Day, Stonyfield YoKids is pleased to announce its support... Read More
Posted by Rob Vernon at Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Conservation Success Stories in AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

Supporting Innovation in Marine Mammal Monitoring Monitoring off-shore marine mammals is notoriously difficult. Variable winds, salt water and spray, and the need to remain sufficiently distant from animals to minimize disturbance are factors that have spurred much new innovation. AZA’s Conservation Grants Fund has supported the development and testing of several tools for underwater and aerial monitoring of endangered marine mammals. CGF supported San Diego Zoo Global , in... Read More
Posted by Jessica Puchala at Thursday, April 20, 2017

AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos Announce $1 Million to Support Heroic Emergency Rescue Plan to Save the Vaquita Porpoise

World’s most endangered marine mammal likely to go extinct without immediate action Silver Spring, Maryland (April 3, 2017)  - The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and over 100 of its members have pledged over $1 million toward the emergency rescue of the vaquita porpoise, the world’s most endangered marine mammal. AZA and its members are joining the Mexican government, which today also announced that it is pledging up to $3 million to support the VaquitaCPR... Read More
Posted by Rob Vernon at Tuesday, April 4, 2017

AZA Program for Potential Future Executives of Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Begins Fourth Year

Silver Spring, Maryland (March 15, 2017) – Based on a recent survey of directors at AZA aquariums and zoos, it is estimated that there will be approximately 20 zoo or aquarium director openings ‎per year for the next 10 years at facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Knowing this, the AZA is proactively working to educate and train the next generation of leaders of AZA-accredited zoological facilities through the Executive Leadership Development... Read More
Posted by Rob Vernon at Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Help “Spring Forward” for Amphibians with FrogWatch USA

Silver Spring, Maryland (March 10, 2017) – Take advantage of Daylight Saving Time, and "Spring Forward" for amphibians by becoming a volunteer in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) FrogWatch USA TM citizen science program! There’s no better way to celebrate the season than by taking action and engaging in conservation in your community. FrogWatch USA is dedicated to collecting information about frog and toad populations, raising awareness about... Read More
Posted by Jessica Puchala at Friday, March 10, 2017

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