AZA News Releases

Category: Wildlife Trafficking

The L.A. Zoo Honors World Wildlife Day by Joining National 'Not a Pet' Campaign

The Zoo joins the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Fund for Animal Welfare in educating the public about the illegal pet trade The Los Angeles Zoo is celebrating World Wildlife Day by joining the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in the ‘Not a Pet’ campaign. This initiative is designed to educate the public on the illegal pet trade of exotic wildlife. Zoo guests will learn how they can make better ch... Read More
Posted by Sarah Gilsoul at Friday, March 3, 2023

New Ivory Surrender Events Invite Public to “Toss The Tusk” to Save Elephants

Association of Zoos & Aquariums, AZA’s Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announce public events that draw attention to the elephant poaching crisis and illegal trade of elephant ivory in the United States.  Silver Spring, Md. [February 15, 2023] – To help raise awareness about the devastating effects of elephant poaching, a series of ivory surrender events will occur across the United States in 2023. The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), AZA... Read More
Posted by Karlyn Marcy at Wednesday, February 15, 2023

IFAW, AZA Collaborate on #NotAPet Campaign

The joint effort seeks to highlight the risks and challenges of keeping certain exotic pets. (Washington, D.C. – December 20, 2022) – A joint initiative by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (WTA) and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) launched today online and in three target cities. The campaign, dubbed “Not A Pet,” shines a much-needed spotlight on the illegal trade of live wild animals sold as pets in the United St... Read More
at Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Savvy Travelers Can Stop Wildlife Trafficking from SEA Airport and Beyond

First-of-its-kind educational installation empowers international travelers to prevent wildlife trafficking in how they shop, eat and experience while abroad SEATTLE (May 25, 2022) – Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (WTA), Woodland Park Zoo, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park are partnering to unveil a first-of-its-kind interactive installation to help stop wil... Read More
at Wednesday, May 25, 2022

AZA, Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, and Christopher Radko Announce Partnership to Help Combat Tiger Trafficking

The new ornament will support global efforts to end the trafficking of tigers. Silver Spring, MD (July 21, 2021) – The Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (WTA), a program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and Rauch Industries, makers of the world-famous Christopher Radko ornaments, today announced a two-year partnership to combat wildlife trafficking around the world with a tiger-themed Christmas ornament. Made from blown glass, the new ornament, titled “The Coolest Cat... Read More
at Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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