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AZA Statement on USFWS Elephant Trophy Import Decision

Silver Spring, MD  – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a decision to allow the import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. In response, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) issued the following statement: “This week, it was announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has approved the resumption of elephant hunting trophy imports from Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is the responsibility of the USFWS to ensure that any trophy... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Friday, November 17, 2017 | 0 comments

AZA Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement; Pledges to Further Collaborative Conservation Efforts

Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has joined #GivingTuesday , a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, November 14, 2017

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Continue Support of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

Silver Spring, MD – Dan Ashe, President and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), issued the following statement in recognition of the 45 th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA): “ AZA and its members are committed to the exceptional health and welfare of all marine mammals and actively support the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which enables us to work with the government to further protect marine mammals in the wild through field... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Awards 30 Nature Play Grants

AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums to receive a combined total of $230,000  Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has announced the recipients of 30 “ Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium ” grants. Supported by the Disney Conservation Fund , these competitive grants, selected through a rigorous review by a panel of industry experts, are being presented to AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums to encourage family nature play and... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, October 30, 2017

Association of Zoos & Aquariums Announces Annual Honors and Awards Recipients

Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recognized the achievements of over 25 member facilities in the fields of conservation, education, research, exhibit design, marketing, sustainability, and volunteer engagement during the annual AZA conference this September in Indianapolis.  AZA also honored two 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, September 28, 2017

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