AZA News Releases

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AZA Statement Regarding JAZA's Commitment to End Practice of Acquiring Dolphins From Taiji

Silver Spring, MD  – Today it was announced by the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) that its members would no longer acquire dolphins from Taiji. Following this announcement, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) issued the following statement: “The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) was very supportive of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (WAZA) decision to suspend the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) over the... Read More
at Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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

Animal Ambassadors to Arrive on Capitol Hill

Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today hosts its Annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Day and Reception.        During the AZA’s Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, zoo and aquarium professionals will inform legislators about programs at their institutions and encourage legislators to act on important issues affecting all AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums, as well as wildlife species that currently face extinction. ... Read More
at Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day With Party For the Planet™!

Silver Spring, MD – More than 130 of the top zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) across North America are throwing the 9th Annual Party for the Planet™ – the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America.  “Party For the Planet™ offers the perfect reason for families to visit their local AZA-accredited zoo and aquarium to honor wildlife this Earth Day,” said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy.... Read More
at Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring Forward and Help Amphibians With FrogWatch USA™

Take advantage of Daylight Saving Time, and "Spring Forward" for amphibians through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) FrogWatch USA TM citizen science program! Celebrate the season by taking action and engaging in conservation in your community. FrogWatch USA is dedicated to collecting information about frog and toad populations, raising awareness about amphibians and wetlands, and engaging the public in science. Since 1998, FrogWatch USA volunteers have... Read More
at Friday, March 6, 2015

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