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AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Are Saving Endangered Animals From Extinction

Millions are invested by AZA members to help species listed under the Endangered Species Act. Zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) annually invest nearly $50 million to protect over 200 species listed as endangered or threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Endangered Species Day – May 17 – puts the focus on the collaborative conservation efforts underway by AZA members to help save the world’s most vulnerable animals from... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Friday, May 17, 2019

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Launches Wines to Benefit Endangered Species

Silver Spring, MD   -  Wildlife Wine Club , in partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums ( AZA )  announces the release of their new wine series designed to support AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction®.  Launching on Endangered Species Day (May 17, 2019), the wines feature animals threatened with extinction. 100% of AZA’s net proceeds support SAFE conservation programs and animal welfare worldwide. The first two wines released feature a... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Association of Zoos & Aquariums Recognizes 3 Facilities with Avian Husbandry Awards Recipients

Silver Spring, Maryland (May 13, 2019) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Avian Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) recognized the achievements of three member facilities in the fields of avian husbandry and conservation. “The Plume Award celebrates individuals who have gone above and beyond in safeguarding the future of countless bird species,” said Avian SAG Advisor Steve Sarro. In any given year, Plume Awards may be awarded in five categories including long... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, May 13, 2019

AZA Statement on United Nations IPBES Global Assessment

New U.N. Report Shows Drastic Action Necessary to Save Species AZA-Accredited facilities are part of the solution, helping with species recovery. Silver Spring, Maryland (May 7, 2019) – Following the release of a dramatic report by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPEBS), the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) President and CEO, Dan Ashe, released the following statement: The conclusions in the... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, May 7, 2019

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Announce Nationwide “Party for the Planet” to Celebrate Earth Month

Party for the Planet ® : Spring Into Action events will focus on making a positive impact on wildlife and wild places   Silver Spring, MD ( April 29, 2019) – Recognizing the importance of taking direct action to help preserve our planet, members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are springing into action and hosting family-friendly events designed to encourage volunteerism and help the environment.   “AZA-accredited facilities are... Read More
at Monday, April 29, 2019

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