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Association of Zoos & Aquariums Announces Annual Honors and Awards Recipients

Silver Spring, Maryland – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recognized the achievements of over 30 member facilities in the fields of conservation, education, research, exhibit design, marketing, sustainability, and volunteer engagement during the annual AZA conference this September in Seattle. AZA also recognized four 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, October 18, 2018

Peggy Sloan, Shedd Aquarium Executive, Sworn-In as New Chair of the Board at Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Silver Spring, Maryland   – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is announcing the swearing-in of Peggy Sloan, Chief Animal Operations Officer at John G. Shedd Aquarium, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors. “Peggy is an insightful, capable leader with a clear passion for protecting wildlife and wild places. Her experience in aquarium affairs and dedication to serving the AZA community makes her well-suited for this important position,” said Dan... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, October 15, 2018

AZA Selects 17 Projects Led By AZA Members to Receive Conservation Grant Funding

Grants totaling over $350K will support research and conservation initiatives around the world Silver Spring, Maryland (October 9, 2018) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has awarded Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $355,000 to 17 research and conservation projects led by AZA members. Established in 1984, the AZA Conservation Grants Fund is a competitive grants program that supports the cooperative conservation-related scientific and educational... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, October 9, 2018

24 World-Class Aquariums and Zoos Achieve AZA Accreditation

Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Accreditation Commission Grants Accreditation to 24 Facilities During Fall 2018 Review Cycle Silver Spring, MD (October 8, 2018) – 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 examined 27 accreditation applications and two certification... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, October 8, 2018

2017 Report Highlights AZA Member Facilities’ Important Contributions to Global Conservation and Science

In 2017, aquariums, zoos, and other organizations accredited and certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) funded a record-breaking $220 million in field conservation, led 2,800 education programs, and contributed to 170 peer-reviewed publications. These numbers were produced as a result of AZA’s Annual Report on Conservation and Science (ARCS) and demonstrate the commitment of these organizations to animals both in the wild and in their care. ARCS and the... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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