AZA News Releases

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Association of Zoos and Aquariums Statement on Michigan’s Revised Large Carnivore Act

Silver Spring, Maryland – Tomorrow, the Michigan House Agriculture Committee will consider House Bill 5778. The bill will make changes to Michigan’s Large Carnivore Act. Due to a drafting error in the original law of 2000, it has been a violation of the law to breed large carnivores in the state of Michigan. In anticipation of the consideration of H.B. 5778, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) issued the following statement: One month ago, AZA brought to the attention... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, May 22, 2018

On Endangered Species Day, Association of Zoos and Aquariums Celebrate Third Year of Successful Collaborative Conservation Initiative

Two Additional Species Added to AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction as Program Enters Third Year Silver Spring, Maryland – Over the last three years, facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) assisted in the rescue of more than 10,000 critically endangered radiated tortoises from the illegal wildlife trade, built and installed hundreds of artificial nests in African penguin colonies, and conducted innovative research on an emerging wildlife disease... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Friday, May 18, 2018

19 Exceptional Zoos and Aquariums Achieve AZA Accreditation

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Accreditation Commission Grants Accreditation to 19 World-Class Facilities During Spring 2018 Review Cycle Silver Spring, Maryland – Twice a year, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission (the Commission) evaluates accreditation applications from the world’s best aquariums, nature centers, science centers and zoos. Most recently, the Commission reviewed 21 accreditation applications and 2... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, May 16, 2018

U.S. Americans Greatly Underestimate How Many Animals on the Endangered Species List, Study Shows

There are 1,459 Animals on the U.S. Endangered Species List, but Americans Believe There are Only 100   Association of Zoos and Aquariums Expands Endangered Species Conservation Initiative to Draw Attention to High Need for Greater Wildlife Protection Silver Spring, Maryland – A recent survey by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) found Americans underestimate the number of animals protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act by less than one-tenth the actual... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, May 14, 2018

African Lion Breeding Program Receives Award from Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Silver Spring, Maryland  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has recognized the work of zoological professionals in the African Lion Species Survival Plan ® (SSP) Program with AZA’s 2018 SSP Sustainability Award. AZA’s SSP Program oversees sustainable population management of over 500 species through a variety of species conservation, research, husbandry, management, and educational initiatives. Through this program, expert advisors work together to... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, April 23, 2018

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