AZA News Releases

Category: Conservation

AZA Premieres "Our Wildlife Heroes" PSA Featuring Contest Winners

Finalists represent diverse background and unwavering dedication to conservation among all members Silver Spring, MD  - We need animal conservation heroes more than ever as the world is losing wildlife thousands of times faster than the natural extinction rate. A new public service announcement unveiled today by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) features four professionals who embody what it means to be a champion for wildlife and wild places. The winners of the AZA ... Read More
at Thursday, April 11, 2019

AZA Selects 17 Projects Led By AZA Members to Receive Conservation Grant Funding

Grants totaling over $350K will support research and conservation initiatives around the world Silver Spring, Maryland (October 9, 2018) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has awarded Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $355,000 to 17 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
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, October 9, 2018

AZA Announces Recipients of Zoo-Park Partnership Grants Benefitting North American Conservation Projects

Silver Spring, Maryland  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is proud to announce five AZA-accredited facilities have been selected as America’s Keystone Wildlife™ (AKW) grant recipients for 2018. Made possible by a Thoresen Foundation gift to AZA, these five $10,000 grants will be used to conduct conservation activities benefitting North American species on public lands as a part of Zoo-Park Partnerships, an initiative designed to unite zoos and National... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Friday, September 21, 2018

2017 Report Highlights AZA Member Facilities’ Important Contributions to Global Conservation and Science

In 2017, aquariums, zoos, and other organizations accredited and certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) funded a record-breaking $220 million in field conservation, led 2,800 education programs, and contributed to 170 peer-reviewed publications. These numbers were produced as a result of AZA’s Annual Report on Conservation and Science (ARCS) and demonstrate the commitment of these organizations to animals both in the wild and in their care. ARCS and the... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, September 5, 2018

AZA, Conservation NGOs Call for Closure of “Tiger Farms”

In observance of Global Tiger Day on July 29, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) are reiterating a joint commitment to ending tiger farms that threaten the future of these endangered cats. The organizations today released a joint statement urging countries with tiger farms to immediately ban all trade in tiger parts, end tiger breeding for commercial purposes and phase... Read More
at Sunday, July 29, 2018

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