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AZA Statement on Expedia Announcement

Silver Spring, MD – Yesterday, online travel company, Expedia, Inc., announced plans to better educate travelers about animals in tourism. Expedia also announced it had reviewed its products that involve animals and made the important decision to remove elephant rides as well as those involving direct tourist contact with tigers or other big cats. In response to Expedia’s announcement, Dan Ashe, President and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), released the... Read More
at Friday, July 21, 2017

Tigers to Star in Series of Facebook Lives with Animal Planet

Viewers Invited to Get Involved Silver Spring, MD (July 18, 2017) – Facebook feeds will be filled with tiger stripes soon as the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) partners with Animal Planet to deliver an awe inspiring live streaming event on Facebook. Throughout the week of July 24th and leading up to Global Tiger Day on July 29, viewers on Animal Planet’s Facebook page will be transported to six AZA-accredited zoos to get up-close access to highly endangered... Read More
at Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Zoos and Aquariums Receive Prestigious AZA Accreditation during Spring 2017 Cycle

Humane Society of the United States calls AZA accreditation standards  "strongest in the industry." Silver Spring, MD – Twice a year, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission (the Commission) reviews accreditation applications from the best aquariums, nature centers, science centers and zoos. Most recently, the Commission reviewed 20 applications. AZA is proud to announce the accreditation of the following facilities:... Read More
at Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thousands Take Action to Help Save Endangered African Penguins and “Invest In The Nest”

Over 2,200 people contribute to Kickstarter crowd-funded success story. Silver Spring, MD  – Following a 30-day campaign, over 2,200 supporters from across the U.S. and around the world joined the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), its members and partners in taking direct action to help save African penguins from extinction. The $193,560 raised through the “Invest In The Nest” campaign on Kickstarter will build and place over 2,000 artificial nests in South... Read More
at Monday, June 26, 2017

Zoos, Aquariums Launch First of its Kind Kickstarter Campaign to Help Save Endangered African Penguins

“Invest In The Nest” will help build and place nests in Africa. Silver Spring, MD  – African penguin populations have been declining for the past few decades. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), its members and partners are taking action to help reverse this trend. Today, they are launching the “Invest In The Nest” campaign on Kickstarter , the innovative crowdfunding platform. The campaign seeks to raise $150,000 to help build and place... Read More
at Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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