AZA News Releases

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Representatives Costa and Katko introduce bipartisan legislation to fund wildlife conservation

(WASHINGTON DC) – Representatives Jim Costa (CA-16) and John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 6023 - Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act . This bipartisan legislation would require the United States Postal Service (USPS) to sell approximately 45 million Saving Vanishing Species Stamps left in stock to promote wildlife conservation. “I am proud to introduce this legislation to... Read More
at Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Receives Funding to Support Modeling Zoos and Aquariums as Inclusive Communities of Science

The funding comes from the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning.   Silver Spring, MD (November 23, 2021) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is collaborating with Oregon State University’s STEM Research Center and Vanderbilt University’s Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) to support the “Modeling Zoos and Aquariums as Inclusive Communities of Science”... Read More
at Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Coons, Portman introduce bipartisan, bicameral bill to reauthorize wildlife trafficking law

Bipartisan legislation seeks to build on 2016 law to address wildlife trafficking crisis that threatens global security WASHINGTON  – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to combat international wildlife trafficking and strengthen interagency efforts to tackle the issue. Wildlife trafficking remains a serious transnational crime and... Read More
at Thursday, November 18, 2021

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Announces 2021 Honors and Awards Recipients

Silver Spring, MD (November 17, 2021) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recognized the achievements of over 20 AZA member facilities in the fields of conservation, education, exhibit design, marketing, diversity, green practices, and volunteer engagement during the 2021 AZA Virtual Annual Conference this September. “It is important for AZA and its community to recognize excellence, and that is what our Honors and Award program does,” said AZA President and... Read More
at Wednesday, November 17, 2021

AZA Accreditation Commission Grants Accreditation to 22 Facilities

The Montreal Biodome returns following extensive renovations. Silver Spring, MD ( November 11, 2021) – Over the past three weeks, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission (the Commission) met virtually, three times, to review applications for AZA accreditation. The accreditation process includes a detailed application and a meticulous, on-site, multiple-day inspection by an independent team of trained zoological professionals. The... Read More
at Thursday, November 11, 2021

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