AZA News Releases

Category: Government Affairs

Garamendi, Young Reintroduce Bipartisan Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK) reintroduced the “Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act” ( H.R.6059 ). Congressman Garamendi is a former Deputy Secretary of the Interior under President Bill Clinton, and Congressman Young is the Dean of the U.S. House Representatives. “Poachers, traffickers, and transnational criminal organizations responsible for human rights abuses are driving iconic wildlife to... Read More
at Thursday, December 2, 2021

Representatives Costa and Katko introduce bipartisan legislation to fund wildlife conservation

(WASHINGTON DC) – Representatives Jim Costa (CA-16) and John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 6023 - Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act . This bipartisan legislation would require the United States Postal Service (USPS) to sell approximately 45 million Saving Vanishing Species Stamps left in stock to promote wildlife conservation. “I am proud to introduce this legislation to... Read More
at Tuesday, November 30, 2021

AZA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announce Federal Reimbursement Program for Endangered Species Care During Pandemic

Silver Spring, Maryland (September 13, 2021) – Zoos, aquariums, botanic gardens and other facilities across the nation that suffered significant revenue losses due to Covid-19 are receiving a boost to help with their continued care for threatened and endangered plants and animals. Today, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Endangered Species COVID-19 Relief, funded by the American Rescue Plan. This call for proposals will... Read More
at Monday, September 13, 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

AZA Comments on Establishing AWA Standards for Birds

October 28, 2020 Dr. Rosemary B. Sifford Associate Deputy Administrator, Animal Care, APHIS 4700 River Road, Unit 84 Riverdale, MD  20737 Re:  Docket No. APHIS-2020-0068; Establishing AWA Standards for Birds; Virtual Public Meetings. Dear Dr. Sifford: The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) respectfully submits the following comments on Docket No. APHIS-2020-0068; Establishing AWA Standards for Birds.  AZA would also like to align ourselves with the comments... Read More
at Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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