AZA News Releases

Category: Conservation

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

How You Can Help Wildlife and People Impacted by the Bush Fires in Australia

Many have reached out to AZA regarding the terrible wildfires impacting Australia's citizens and wildlife. AZA has reached out to our friends in Australia to express hope that our friends and colleagues there are safe and to also ask what we might be able to do to help. The large-scale devastation of these fires is unprecedented and recovery efforts include immediate responses to injured wildlife and long-term recovery planning. In addition, many AZA-accredited facilities are... Read More
at Friday, January 10, 2020

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... Read More
at Thursday, April 11, 2019

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