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Scientists Begin Bold Conservation Effort to Save the Vaquita Porpoise from Extinction in Mexico

Fewer Than 30 Vaquitas Left; Project Aims for Temporary Sanctuary   SAN FELIPE, BAJA CALIFORNI A  – An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe, Mexico at the request of the Mexican government (SEMARNAT) and has begun a bold, compassionate plan known as VaquitaCPR to save the endangered vaquita porpoise from extinction. The vaquita porpoise, also known as the ‘panda of the sea,’ is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Latest... Read More
at Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wildlife Conservationists and Researchers Receive Funding for Critical Work

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums awards $250,000 in grants for conservation initiatives      Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced today Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $250,000 to be awarded to 12 projects led by AZA members. “AZA’s Conservation Grants Fund provides support to AZA members who are working to protect wildlife,” said AZA Vice President of Conservation and Science Shelly... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, October 11, 2017

26 Top-Tier Zoos and Aquariums Earn Meritorious AZA Accreditation

26 facilities were accredited and two certified during the Fall 2017 Cycle. ​​​​​​ Silver Spring, MD – Twice a year, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission reviews accreditation applications from the best aquariums, nature centers, science centers and zoos in the world. Most recently, the Commission reviewed 28 accreditation applications and two certification applications. AZA is proud to announce the accreditation of the... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Friday, October 6, 2017

Stonyfield Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Help Nation’s Youth Visit AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Stonyfield Organic have announced the launch of a new Indiegogo campaign to help inspire the next generation of wildlife conservation leaders.  Stonyfield’s #FutureLeaders campaign will raise funds to give approximately 5,000 children from the Boys & Girls Club of America the chance to visit their local participating AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium. As part of the campaign, Stonyfield will match every... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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

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