AZA News Releases

Category: Press Room

Executive Leadership Development Program Candidates Announced at AZA Directors' Policy Conference

The successful program will be renamed in honor of the late Ted A. Beattie. Silver Spring, MD (January 26, 2023) – Nine exceptionally talented aquarium and zoo professionals have been selected for the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (AZA) Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), which is now in its ninth year . The ELDP develops executive competencies and leadership in individuals who demonstrate the ability and interest to advance to the role of... Read More
at Thursday, January 26, 2023

Association of Zoos and Aquariums CEO Statement on USFWS Proposed 4(d) Rule Regarding Importation of Elephants

Silver Spring, Maryland (November 16, 2022) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today issued a proposed rule regarding the importation of wild elephants. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) President and CEO, Dan Ashe, issued the following statement in response: “The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and its members believe that all trade in African elephants must support range country conservation programs to ensure that wild elephants have secure homes in... Read More
at Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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
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