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Association Of Zoos and Aquariums And Cheetah Conservation Fund Lead World Observance of International Cheetah Day December 4

Silver Spring, Maryland  – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), the longest-running research, education and conservation organization dedicated to saving the wild cheetah, are leading the eighth annual observance of International Cheetah Day (ICD) Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Cheetah activities and educational programs will be offered throughout the day for visitors at CCF’s Field Research & Education Centre in Namibia and at... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, December 3, 2018

AZA and U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance Join the Elephant Protection Initiative

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is proud to announce that AZA and its program, the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (USWTA), have partnered with the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) and joined the pledge to conserve elephants by confronting the illegal ivory trade. The surging demand for ivory tusks has driven poaching to unsustainable levels, with tens of thousands of elephants killed in Africa each year, according to the Elephant Protection Initiative.  Between 2002... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Sunday, August 12, 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

AZA and Cheetah Conservation Fund Lead Celebration of 7th Annual International Cheetah Day, Dec. 4

Washington, D.C.  – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), the longest-running research, education and conservation organization dedicated to saving the wild cheetah, are leading the seventh annual observance of International Cheetah Day on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. What began as a day to generate awareness for the plight of the cheetah -- Africa’s most endangered big cat – International Cheetah Day has become an occasion... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Can a Cow Save a Penguin? Stonyfield Says “Let’s #ImagineHow”

Launching on World Penguin Day, Stonyfield YoKids will support conservation efforts to save endangered species like the African penguin Londonderry, NH and Silver Spring, MD  – Can a cow save a penguin?  Stonyfield, the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, is confident that it can and wants to inspire families to find out how they can help endangered species too.  Today, on World Penguin Day, Stonyfield YoKids is pleased to announce its support of the... Read More
at Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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