AZA News Releases

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AZA Accreditation Commission Grants Accreditation to 22 Facilities

The Montreal Biodome returns following extensive renovations. Silver Spring, MD ( November 11, 2021) – Over the past three weeks, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission (the Commission) met virtually, three times, to review applications for AZA accreditation. The accreditation process includes a detailed application and a meticulous, on-site, multiple-day inspection by an independent team of trained zoological professionals. The... Read More
at Thursday, November 11, 2021

AZA Statement on Expedia Group’s Animal Welfare Policy Changes

Company’s decision limits consumer choice. Silver Spring, MD ( November 8, 2021) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), its members, and other leading global zoological organizations have been working with Expedia Group for a few years on updates to its Animal Welfare Policy. Despite receiving information from these organizations on the science-backed precautions taken for interactions and demonstrations for dolphins and whales, Expedia Group has decided to no longer... Read More
at Monday, November 8, 2021

WCS and Zoo and Aquarium Partners Launch #FramingOurFuture Campaign to Support Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change

Campaign will support U.S. foreign and domestic climate policy to mitigate global temperature rise Framing Our Future harnesses the power of zoo and aquarium partners from across the U.S. to take action on climate Read an Op-ed on Framing our Future in The Hill GLASGOW, Scotland (November 5, 2021) – Harnessing the power of AZA accredited zoos across 46 states who reach 200 million people each year, the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)... Read More
at Friday, November 5, 2021

AZA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announce Federal Reimbursement Program for Endangered Species Care During Pandemic

Silver Spring, Maryland (September 13, 2021) – Zoos, aquariums, botanic gardens and other facilities across the nation that suffered significant revenue losses due to Covid-19 are receiving a boost to help with their continued care for threatened and endangered plants and animals. Today, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Endangered Species COVID-19 Relief, funded by the American Rescue Plan. This call for proposals will... Read More
at Monday, September 13, 2021

Access to Federal Funds for Zoos, Aquariums a Hallmark of New COVID Relief Legislation

Members of Congress express support for the zoos and aquariums  in their communities. Silver Spring, Maryland -   With 2021 on the horizon, members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are enduring significant economic losses because of pandemic-related closures and reductions in operating capacity. However, they continue to provide veterinary care, housing, and food for the animals in their care.  With Congress’s passage of legislation to address the... Read More
at Thursday, December 24, 2020
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