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African Lion Breeding Program Receives Award from Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Silver Spring, Maryland  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has recognized the work of zoological professionals in the African Lion Species Survival Plan ® (SSP) Program with AZA’s 2018 SSP Sustainability Award. AZA’s SSP Program oversees sustainable population management of over 500 species through a variety of species conservation, research, husbandry, management, and educational initiatives. Through this program, expert advisors work together to... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, April 23, 2018

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 aquarium... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Thursday, September 28, 2017

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Announces Recipients of Quarter Century Award

Silver Spring, MD - The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the primary accrediting body for top zoos and aquariums in the United States since 1974, announced today the recipients of the Association's Quarter Century Award. Established in 2015, this new award acknowledges facilities that have maintained AZA accreditation continuously for 25 years or more, highlighting their commitment to animal care, welfare, conservation, education, and more. The inaugural group of 119 awardees... Read More
at Wednesday, January 6, 2016

AZA Announces Recipients of Animal Program Leader Awards and Outstanding Service Awards

Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has recognized 15 exemplary professionals within the zoo and aquarium community with Animal Program Leader Recognition Awards, and 18 individuals who have made exceptional contributions as leaders with Outstanding Service Awards at the Association’s recent Annual Conference.“AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos are important centers for conservation within local communities and collaboratively work to have a... Read More
at Wednesday, October 21, 2015

AZA Grants Award to Karen Sausman of The Living Desert

Silver Spring, MD - The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has awarded its highest award for professional excellence, the R. Marlin Perkins Award, to Karen Sausman, President Emeritus of The Living Desert for her outstanding contributions to the zoo and aquarium profession. “AZA is proud to honor Karen’s lifetime achievements with the R. Marlin Perkins Award,” said AZA President and CEO, Jim Maddy. “Her passion and commitment to conservation and education as... Read More
at Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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