AZA News Releases

Category: Press Room

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom is Back in Action

OMAHA, Neb. (March 21, 2022)  – Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom is back in action, producing a new television series to showcase conservation success stories and to inspire the next generation of conservationists. The new series, “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild,” will premiere in January 2023 to coincide with the 60 th  anniversary of the original “Wild Kingdom” show. Since the debut of this groundbreaking nature program... Read More
at Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Leaders at Every Level Ask President Biden to Protect Wolves in the Northern Rockies

Leaders at Every Level Ask President Biden to Protect Wolves in the Northern Rockies #RelistWolvesNow BOISE, Ida. -- Jane Goodall, Timberline High School students, hunters, tribal leaders, and the former Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who removed protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies, are among the numerous voices in a new video asking President Biden to act on his own words and reinstitute federal protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies ( ... Read More
at Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Groups Challenge Seismic Oil and Gas Testing in the Gulf of Mexico

Powerful underwater blasts put iconic endangered whale at risk GREENBELT, MD (July 22, 2021) – NRDC and partner groups Healthy Gulf, Center for Biological Diversity, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the Surfrider Foundation sued the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) today over a Trump administration decision to allow extensive seismic airgun testing in the Gulf of Mexico, with minimal protections for marine animals. Most at risk is an endangered whale species... Read More
at Thursday, July 22, 2021

AZA Launches New Initiative Aimed at Zoonotic Disease Threats

The “Reduce the Risk” initiative links human and animal health as key to pandemic prevention. Silver Spring, Maryland (January 11, 2021) – Zoonotic diseases are a threat to human and animal health worldwide, as more than two-thirds of all emerging infectious diseases of humans are zoonotic. To address this crisis, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and its members are launching a new initiative. “Reduce the Risk: A Crisis in Human and Animal Health”... Read More
at Monday, January 11, 2021

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Heralds U.S. House Passage of the ‘Big Cat Public Safety Act’

Silver Spring, Maryland  – While big cats continue to be exploited at substandard facilities, tonight, the U.S. House of Representatives took an important step to improve the welfare of these animals and protect the public. By a bipartisan vote of 272 to 114, the House passed the “Big Cat Public Safety Act,” which seeks to limit who can possess lions, tigers, and other big cats in the United States. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has worked on versions of... Read More
at Thursday, December 3, 2020
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