AZA News Releases

Category: Conservation

AZA Expands SAFE Conservation Initiative with Addition of Four New Species

Silver Spring, Maryland  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has announced the addition of four species to the AZA SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction® (SAFE) initiative, furthering collaborative conservation efforts to save the world’s most vulnerable animals from extinction. In 2017, giraffes, African vultures, black-footed ferrets, and radiated tortoises were selected, bringing the total number of SAFE Species to 14. Species eligible for the SAFE program... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Scientists Begin Bold Conservation Effort to Save the Vaquita Porpoise from Extinction in Mexico

Fewer Than 30 Vaquitas Left; Project Aims for Temporary Sanctuary   SAN FELIPE, BAJA CALIFORNI A  – An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe, Mexico at the request of the Mexican government (SEMARNAT) and has begun a bold, compassionate plan known as VaquitaCPR to save the endangered vaquita porpoise from extinction. The vaquita porpoise, also known as the ‘panda of the sea,’ is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Latest... Read More
at Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wildlife Conservationists and Researchers Receive Funding for Critical Work

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums awards $250,000 in grants for conservation initiatives      Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced today Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $250,000 to be awarded to 12 projects led by AZA members. “AZA’s Conservation Grants Fund provides support to AZA members who are working to protect wildlife,” said AZA Vice President of Conservation and Science Shelly... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Association of Zoos & Aquariums Announces Annual Honors and Awards Recipients

Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recognized the achievements of over 25 member facilities in the fields of conservation, education, research, exhibit design, marketing, sustainability, and volunteer engagement during the annual AZA conference this September in Indianapolis.  AZA also honored two individuals who have demonstrated their passion for wildlife conservation and made significant, ground-breaking contributions to the zoo and aquarium... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Thursday, September 28, 2017

2016 Report Shows AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums’ Record-Breaking Contribution to Wildlife Conservation

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums contributed over $216 million last year to wildlife conservation, exceeding the $200 million dollar mark for the first time. AZA’s  2016 Annual Report on Conservation and Science and accompanying Highlights document show that AZA-accredited zoos and aquarium funded an extensive range of projects benefiting over 800 species and subspecies in 127 countries around the world.... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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