AZA News Releases

Category: Education

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

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... 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

SILVER SPRING, Md.  – 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... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Awards 44 Nature Play Grants

Silver Spring, Md. – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced the recipients of 37 “ Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium ” grants. With support from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF), these competitive grants, selected through a rigorous review by a panel of industry experts, are being presented to AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums to encourage family nature play and conservation education. “AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums play an... Read More
at Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Awards 44 Nature Play Grants

Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced the recipients of 44 “Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium” grants. Supported through a special gift from the Disney Conservation Fund, these competitive grants, selected through a rigorous review by a panel of industry experts, are being presented to AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums to encourage family nature play and conservation education. ... Read More
at Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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