AZA News Releases

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AZA Statement on Neumunster Zoo News Story

Silver Spring, MD ( April 15, 2020) – According to a recent news story, the Neumunster Zoo in Neumunster, Germany has indicated that it may, as a last resort, sacrifice animals at its zoo to feed other animals should supply lines become compromised due to COVID-19. In response to the news report, Dan Ashe, President and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, issued the following statement: “The Nuemunster Zoo is not a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. We... Read More
at Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Testimony of Dan Ashe before the House Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations

Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations Daniel M. Ashe President & CEO, Association of Zoos and Aquariums   Watch a video of the testimony here. Good afternoon. It’s a privilege and pleasure to be back in front of you. A privilege because of the importance of your work to wildlife conservation. A pleasure because I neither have to present nor defend an agency budget. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums – AZA – is the... Read More
at Thursday, February 6, 2020

AZA Announces New Commercial Member Engagement Council

SSA and Event Network Unite in Commitment to Good Corporate Citizenship Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is announcing the formation of its new Commercial Member Engagement Council (CMEC). Inaugural members include SSA and Event Network, and the CMEC’s goal will be to find the intersection between economic, environmental, and social aspects of business to set the standards for the industry in carrying out AZA’s mission of respecting, valuing,... Read More
at Tuesday, January 7, 2020

AZA Zoos and Aquariums Contribute $24 Billion to U.S. Economy

Silver Spring,  Md.  – AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums around the country generate significant economic benefits locally, regionally and nationally, according to a new analysis conducted by nationally recognized economist, Dr. Stephen Fuller, for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The 215 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums in the U.S. serve more than 183 million annual visitors and support over 212,000 jobs, generating $24 billion in the total value of goods and... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Thursday, November 21, 2019

Statement in support of Sustainable Palm Oil

The conservation organisations listed below are committed to driving the palm oil industry in the right direction, and support a move to sustainable palm oil and not a blanket boycott. Palm oil produced according to the standards set by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG), as of 2018, is required to be deforestation-free. Manufacturers, retailers and traders all over the world have made bold commitments to removing deforestation from their supply... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Sunday, November 3, 2019

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