AZA News Releases

Category: SAFE partnerships

Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Zebra Pen Announce Continued Commitment to Saving Species

Silver Spring, MD (September 11, 2020) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Zebra Pen Corp., a global leader in the writing instrument industry, today announced Zebra Pen’s commitment to helping AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums help save the endangered Grevy’s zebra. This is the seventh year Zebra Pen has committed to helping to save species. “During a time when some are being forced to pull back their commitment to conservation of animals, I am grateful... Read More
at Monday, September 14, 2020

AZA Teams Up With Kino Marquee to Offer Virtual Screenings of “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes”: Each ticket sold helps save animals from extinction.

Silver Spring, MD (June 12, 2020) – In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees, and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with the mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to Africa to study giraffes in the wild. Now 86 and the subject of the documentary film, “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes,” the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction ... Read More
at Friday, June 12, 2020

Wildlife Experts Agree: Native Turtles in the U.S. Are Under Siege From Illegal Collection

Combined with other threats, the toll from poaching could wipe out populations of native turtles. Providence, Rhode Island – The United States has a wildlife trafficking crisis closer to home than most people realize: native turtles are disappearing from lands and waters and ending up in the hands of poachers across the country. For those who are witnessing this crisis first hand -- conservation professionals, biologists, and wildlife law enforcement officials -- there is a consensus ... Read More
at Thursday, May 21, 2020

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, Md. – 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 impacting... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Friday, May 18, 2018

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Assist with Radiated Tortoise Rescue in Madagascar

Turtle Survival Alliance Launches Rescue Mission to Nearly 11,000 Critically Endangered Radiated Tortoises Discovered in Massive Poaching Bust Animal Experts from AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Dispatched to Madagascar to Conduct the Rescue SILVER SPRING, Md. – On Tuesday, April 10, more than 10,000 critically endangered radiated tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) were discovered by local police in a non-descript private residence in Toliara, Madagascar. The floors of virtually e... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Thursday, April 19, 2018
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