AZA News Releases

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AZA Partners With WCS On 96 Elephants Campaign

96 elephants are killed every day in Africa | Campaign supports and amplifies Clinton Global Initiative to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand | Millions of zoo visitors can take action to stop the demand for ivory  in the United States and around the world | Campaign calls for U.S. moratorium on ivory sales, bolsters elephant protection,educates public about ivory trade consumption | U.S. is a major importer of... Read More
at Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Alex and Ani's Charity By Design Division Supports AZA Initiatives

Rhode Island-based lifestyle brand, Alex and Ani, LLC and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) have partnered in creating a beautiful penguin bangle--a perfect holiday gift that also supports the AZA's species survival initiatives. Alex and Ani, which offers eco-friendly, positive-energy products that adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit, has partnered with the AZA through Alex and Ani's Charity By Design division. Made in... Read More
at Friday, November 15, 2013

Statement by AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy Regarding USFWS Ivory Crush

Silver Spring, MD - Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) President and CEO Jim Maddy issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) crush of six tons of confiscated illegal ivory:  "AZA applauds the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for destroying six tons of ivory to send the clear message to poaching and wildlife trafficking criminals that the United States will take all available measures to disrupt and prosecute those who prey on and... Read More
at Thursday, November 14, 2013

AZA Statement On Tragic Incident at Dickerson Park Zoo

Silver Spring, MD  – Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Executive Director Kristin L. Vehrs issued the following statement regarding the tragic incident that occurred this morning at the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Missouri: “We extend our deepest sympathies to our friends and colleagues at the Dickerson Park Zoo and to the family of John Bradford for their tragic loss. The safety of staff and visitors at AZA-accredited facilities is of the utmost... Read More
at Friday, October 11, 2013

This Year, Add Green to Your Halloween!

Join Veritey and AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums for Green Halloween® Events Around the Country The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Green Halloween®, a program of Veritey, have partnered to provide communities with healthy, animal-friendly, and EEK-O-friendly Halloween events at 55 events nationwide. “Green Halloween events show kids and adults how to apply the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – to Halloween... Read More
at Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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