AZA News Releases

Category: SAFE Projects

AZA Statement on USFWS’ Proposed Rule Change for Red Wolf

Silver Spring, Maryland  – Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a proposal to change the regulations protecting the endangered red wolf. In response, Dan Ashe, President and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and former Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, issued the following statement: "The Association of Zoos and Aquariums and its members have a long history of partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on species recovery... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Thursday, June 28, 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 Expands SAFE Conservation Initiative with Addition of Four New Species

Silver Spring, Maryland  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has announced the addition of four species to the AZA SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction® (SAFE) initiative, furthering collaborative conservation efforts to save the world’s most vulnerable animals from extinction. In 2017, giraffes, African vultures, black-footed ferrets, and radiated tortoises were selected, bringing the total number of SAFE Species to 14. Species eligible for the SAFE program... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Scientists Begin Bold Conservation Effort to Save the Vaquita Porpoise from Extinction in Mexico

Fewer Than 30 Vaquitas Left; Project Aims for Temporary Sanctuary   SAN FELIPE, BAJA CALIFORNI A  – An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe, Mexico at the request of the Mexican government (SEMARNAT) and has begun a bold, compassionate plan known as VaquitaCPR to save the endangered vaquita porpoise from extinction. The vaquita porpoise, also known as the ‘panda of the sea,’ is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Latest... Read More
at Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thousands Take Action to Help Save Endangered African Penguins and “Invest In The Nest”

Over 2,200 people contribute to Kickstarter crowd-funded success story. Silver Spring, MD  – Following a 30-day campaign, over 2,200 supporters from across the U.S. and around the world joined the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), its members and partners in taking direct action to help save African penguins from extinction. The $193,560 raised through the “Invest In The Nest” campaign on Kickstarter will build and place over 2,000 artificial nests in South... Read More
at Monday, June 26, 2017

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