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Category: Conservation

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

Joint Statement on Tiger Farms by AZA and Conservation NGOs

On Global Tiger Day, we, the undersigned organizations affirm our commitment to the protection and preservation of wild tigers,  are committed to working in collaboration with governments across the globe, and in particular tiger range countries, to assure a future for tigers in the wild. We recognize the important role conservation breeding plays in assuring a future for tigers and other endangered species. We seek to raise awareness and a clear understanding however, that tiger farms... Read More
at Sunday, July 29, 2018

According to New Study, Forty Percent of Americans Believe US Government Has Reduced Wildlife and Environmental Protections and Eighty Percent Unhappy with Rollbacks

According to New Study, Forty Percent of Americans Believe US Government Has Reduced Wildlife and Environmental Protections and Eighty Percent Unhappy with Rollbacks Nearly 90 percent of Americans Willing to Help Save Animals from Extinction but Unsure How to Help Silver Spring, M.D. -  Two out of every five Americans recognize there have been recent government reductions toward wildlife conservation and environmental protections, according to a survey from the Association of... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Thursday, April 12, 2018

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