AZA News Releases

Category: Dan Ashe

Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Zebra Pen Announce Continued Commitment to Saving Species

Silver Spring, MD (September 11, 2020) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Zebra Pen Corp., a global leader in the writing instrument industry, today announced Zebra Pen’s commitment to helping AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums help save the endangered Grevy’s zebra. This is the seventh year Zebra Pen has committed to helping to save species. “During a time when some are being forced to pull back their commitment to conservation of animals, I am... Read More
at Monday, September 14, 2020

Letter to the Governor of Tokyo Regarding the Illegal Ivory Trade

View a PDF of the letter here . July 31, 2020 The Honorable Yuriko Koike Governor of Tokyo Secretarial Section, General Affairs Division, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning Tokyo Metropolitan Government 8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku 2-chome Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 163-8001 Japan Dear Governor Koike: I’m writing to express my appreciation that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government considers the illegal trade of ivory to be a serious problem that requires attention.  Tokyo is... Read More
at Monday, August 10, 2020

Testimony of Dan Ashe Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works on “Stopping the Spread: Examining the Increased Risk of Zoonotic Disease from Illegal Wildlife Trafficking.”

Testimony of DAN ASHE PRESIDENT & CEO ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS before the COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS U.S. SENATE on “Stopping the Spread: Examining the Increased Risk of Zoonotic Disease from Illegal Wildlife Trafficking.”  July 22, 2020 Watch the recorded Committee Hearing here: ... Read More
at Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Dan Ashe’s Statement on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

In framing their policy on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Interior Department has created what debaters and negotiators call a “strawman fallacy.” It made an argument that the MBTA’s strict liability was making criminals of farmers who tear down dilapidated barns, or homeowners who trimmed trees, or automobile drivers who accidentally hit birds. In fact, this argument is hollow. There is no evidence of such enforcement occurring, because it hasn’t. The history of... Read More
at Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Rep Lieu Introduces Lead Ammunitions Ban to Curb Lead Poisoning on Federal Land

WASHINGTON -  Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced a bill to prohibit the use of lead ammunitions on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands. The  Lead Endangers Animals Daily (LEAD) Act  would help prevent lead poisoning in animals who come into contact with ammunitions, which typically contain lead that can leach into water or poison wildlife that feed on carcasses containing lead bullets. Previously, the Obama Administration had ordered phasing... Read More
at Friday, July 10, 2020

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