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Category: SAFE Projects

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Zoos, Aquariums Launch First of its Kind Kickstarter Campaign to Help Save Endangered African Penguins

“Invest In The Nest” will help build and place nests in Africa. Silver Spring, MD  – African penguin populations have been declining for the past few decades. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), its members and partners are taking action to help reverse this trend. Today, they are launching the “Invest In The Nest” campaign on Kickstarter , the innovative crowdfunding platform. The campaign seeks to raise $150,000 to help build and place... Read More
at Wednesday, May 17, 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

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Supporting Projects to Halt Species Decline

Endangered Species Day puts focus on collaborative conservation efforts underway to save the world’s most vulnerable animals from extinction Silver Spring, MD --Utilizing passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags and receivers to monitor a variety of African penguins’ behaviors, assisting with the testing of alternative fishing gear choices to reduce vaquita bycatch in the Upper Gulf of California, and developing and implementing effective methods for identifying, treating... Read More
at Friday, May 20, 2016

On World Penguin Day—and Every Day—AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos are Working to Save Species

  Public invited to help protect future of endangered African penguins Silver Spring, MD – Today is World Penguin Day, and in honor of these species, aquariums and zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are raising awareness to help the future of this beloved species. “AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos work not only for the penguins in their care, but also actively participate in efforts to help save them in the wild and to contribute to the... Read More
at Monday, April 25, 2016

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Mobilize to End Extinction of the World’s Most Vulnerable Species

Silver Spring, MD - The 229 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced today a bold new effort focused on saving species from extinction and restoring them to healthy sized populations in the wild. SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction will deepen the already substantial science and conservation work on endangered species occurring at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums by engaging the 180 million annual aquarium and zoo visitors and partners... Read More
at Friday, May 15, 2015

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