AZA News Releases

Category: Wildlife Trafficking

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... 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... Read More
at Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Wildlife Trafficking Alliance and eBay Announce Series of Events to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

The year-long campaign kicks off on World Wildlife Day, March 3 Silver Spring, MD (March 1, 2021) – The Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (WTA), a program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and eBay have been working together for the past five years to raise consumer awareness and reduce demand and sale of illegal wildlife products. Today, WTA and eBay are announcing a partnership on a year-long series of events kicking off on World Wildlife Day. “eBay is the... Read More
at Monday, March 1, 2021

AZA Launches New Initiative Aimed at Zoonotic Disease Threats

The “Reduce the Risk” initiative links human and animal health as key to pandemic prevention. Silver Spring, Maryland (January 11, 2021) – Zoonotic diseases are a threat to human and animal health worldwide, as more than two-thirds of all emerging infectious diseases of humans are zoonotic. To address this crisis, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and its members are launching a new initiative. “Reduce the Risk: A Crisis in Human and Animal Health”... Read More
at Monday, January 11, 2021

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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