AZA News Releases

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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

Critical Wildlife Conservation and Research Projects Funded by AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced AZA Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling nearly $250,000 to be awarded to 13 projects. “AZA’s Conservation Grants Fund provides support to AZA members who are working to expand our knowledge about wildlife species and the threats they face in their natural ranges,” said AZA Senior Vice President of Conservation and Science Dr. Debborah Luke. “These scientists, wildlife... Read More
at Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Shells and Scales: Three Animals You’d Never Notice Unless They Were Gone

Silver Spring, MD – They may not be as well-known by the 180 million people who visit Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited zoos and aquariums each year, but desert pupfish, freshwater mussels, and Polynesian tree snails play important roles in their respective ecosystems. Additionally, if it had not been for the hard work of AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and their conservation partners, some of these – and many other – animals would have already vanished... Read More
at Monday, December 15, 2014

Give Thanks for Species Rescued From the Brink of Extinction

Silver Spring, MD  – As American families prepare for the annual ritual of giving thanks, they can add to their list of things to be thankful for a rare victory in the battle against global climate change – more than 30 endangered species brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to America’s accredited zoos and aquariums.  With climate change, population growth and deforestation, and poaching threatening species around the world, we are facing what... Read More
at Thursday, November 6, 2014

AZA Announces $375K in Conservation Grants

Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $375,000 to be awarded to 19 projects. “Scientists at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are global leaders in wildlife science and the conservation of threatened and endangered species,” said AZA Senior Vice President of Conservation and Science, Dr. Debborah Luke. “With the support of the Conservation Grants Fund, zoo and aquarium... Read More
at Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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