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AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Invite Public to Join in Taking Action to Help Western Pond Turtle

Silver Spring, MD – On World Turtle Day®, zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are highlighting conservation efforts protecting Western pond turtles and are encouraging the public to join in taking action to help save the species from extinction. “While AZA-accredited facilities continue to collaborate with other conservation organizations to protect the Western pond turtle, the support of the public is crucial to helping to save this... Read More
at Monday, May 23, 2016

Join AZA-Accredited Zoos and Cheetah Conservation Fund in Celebrating International Cheetah Day, Dec

Washington, D.C.  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) will join Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in inviting wildlife lovers from all over the globe to celebrate the world’s fastest feline on International Cheetah Day this Thursday, December 4. This year marks the fifth anniversary of this special occasion designed to generate awareness about the plight of the cheetah, which, with fewer than 10,000 remaining in the wild, is Africa’s most... Read More
at Thursday, December 3, 2015

On World Elephant Day, AZA Encourages the Public to “Join the Herd” in Helping Elephants

Today is World Elephant Day, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and its accredited zoos and aquariums are encouraging elephant fans to join in celebrating African and Asian elephants in a variety of ways to help raise awareness about the threats they face in the wild.     “As issues such as poaching and habitat destruction are international problems, it is now more important than ever for all of us to work together in helping elephants,” said Jim... Read More
at Wednesday, August 12, 2015

AZA-Accredited Zoos and CCF Celebrate International Cheetah Day

Washington, D.C. –On Thursday, December 4, 2014, zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) will join the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in marking the 4th annual observance of International Cheetah Day. By encouraging all wildlife fans to participate in cheetah-centric activities, AZA and CCF hope to inspire more humans to get involved in the long-term fight to secure a future for this beautiful, mystical creature, which is African’s most endangered big cat.... Read More
at Wednesday, December 3, 2014

AZA-Accredited Zoos Join CCF in Celebrating International Cheetah Day, December 4, 2013

S ilver Spring, MD  – On Thursday, December 4, 2013, zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) will join the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in celebrating the third annual International Cheetah Day by featuring activities to help educate visitors about the threats faced by this endangered species. Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and its Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Laurie Marker, call on the international community to celebrate the cheetah on this... Read More
at Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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