AZA News Releases

Category: Conservation

In Need of Rescue: Florida Coral Rescue Center Established to Help Save Florida Reefs

A diverse team of wildlife experts comes together to save corals in a unique public / private partnership, led by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums with involvement from Disney Conservation, the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, NOAA Fisheries, and SeaWorld.  Orlando, FL (April 14, 2021) – A diverse group of coral reef management and conservation leaders has banded together to respond to an environmental... Read More
at Thursday, April 15, 2021

AZA Selects 13 Projects to Receive Conservation Grant Funding

Grants totaling just over $275K will support research and conservation initiatives around the world Silver Spring, Maryland (September 23, 2020) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has awarded Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $275,056 to 13 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
at Wednesday, September 23, 2020

AZA Selects Conservation Projects to Receive Grant Funding

SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction® is protecting imperiled species. Cross River Gorilla. Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Nigeria Silver Spring, Md. (February 26, 2020) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is helping to bring more than $400,000 to five conservation projects led by AZA members through the newly establish SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction® (SAFE) granting program. With initial funding from the Arthur L. and Elaine V.... Read More
at Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Saving turtles together – AZA SAFE American Turtles Program

New national partnership begins to protect America’s turtles, end illegal trafficking Eastern Box Turtle. Credit: Thom Benson, Tennessee Aquarium Chattanooga, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2020) – Whether they’re hiding them in suitcases, stuffing them into socks or (poorly) disguising them as candy, wildlife traffickers have concocted many schemes to smuggle thousands of turtles out of the United States each year. This illegal trade is fueled by a rabid demand for... Read More
at Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Testimony of Dan Ashe before the House Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations

Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations Daniel M. Ashe President & CEO, Association of Zoos and Aquariums   Watch a video of the testimony here. Good afternoon. It’s a privilege and pleasure to be back in front of you. A privilege because of the importance of your work to wildlife conservation. A pleasure because I neither have to present nor defend an agency budget. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums – AZA – is the... Read More
at Thursday, February 6, 2020

I Accept

This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. If you continue using our website, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website and you agree to our Privacy Policy.

Find a Zoo or Aquarium Donate to AZA Contact Us Member Login Search the site