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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

Scientists Unite to Call for Tighter Ivory Controls on World Elephant Day

Letter to President Obama signed by 250 scientists from varied backgrounds, disciplines, and institutions     Scientists emphasize that data show elephant populations in major trouble Proposed ivory ban would close loopholes and cut demand for ivory products  Washington, DC – On the eve of World Elephant Day Wednesday, August 12, a group of 250 scientists from varying disciplines and organizations around the world sent a letter to President Barack... Read More
at Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Zebra Pen and AZA Join Forces to Help Teachers Educate Students About Animal Conservation

Zebra Pen Corp., a global leader in the writing instrument industry, has partnered with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the Saint Louis Zoo to create www.LearnWithZoos.com , a teacher resource website dedicated to the conservation of animals. The site will provide educators with the tools they need to teach students the importance of preserving endangered species, and what they can do to help. “We’ve been a proud supporter of the Association of... Read More
at Tuesday, July 28, 2015

World Oceans Day 2015

Silver Spring, MD – As leaders in ocean conservation education and science, aquariums and zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) invite the public to dive in to ocean conservation on June 8 – World Oceans Day. “Seventy percent of the planet’s surface is covered by water, and oceans are especially important as they support an incredible amount of biodiversity, help balance ecosystems, and help supply humans with sustainable fisheries... Read More
at Friday, June 5, 2015

Seven AZA-Accredited Aquariums Hosting Global Event This Weekend

Silver Spring, MD – Coders, developers and designers will gather at events supported by seven Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited aquariums June 5, 6 and 7 for the second annual Fishackathon. Leading up to World Ocean’s Day on June 8, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships is coordinating the second annual Fishackathon. In 2014, more than 150 coders in five U.S. cities created applications focused on tackling a variety of... Read More
at Friday, June 5, 2015

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