AZA News Releases

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World Oceans Day Events at AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos Raise Awareness of Ocean Conservation

Silver Spring, MD  – As leaders in ocean conservation education and science,aquariums and zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), in partnership with The Ocean Project, invite the public to dive in to ocean conservation on June 8 – World Oceans Day. “The AZA’s 224 accredited aquariums and zoos work to actively engage millions of people to help save species,” said AZA Senior Vice President of Conservation and Science, Dr.... Read More
at Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Largest Earth Day Party in North America Connects People to Wildlife Conservation

Silver Spring, MD – More than 130 of the top zoos and aquariums are throwing the 8th Annual Party for the Planet™ – the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America.  “Each year, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums help connect more than 181 million visitors to nature, and these visitors have a strong interest in taking action to help protect the future of the Earth,” said AZA President & CEO Jim Maddy. “By participating in Party For... Read More
at Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Forward for Amphibians with FrogWatch USA™

Take advantage of Daylight Savings 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 TM is dedicated to collecting information about frog and toad populations, raising awareness about amphibians and wetlands, and engaging the public in science. Since1998, FrogWatch USA™... Read More
at Friday, March 7, 2014

AZA and Microsoft’s “Zoo Tycoon” Collaboration Unites a Virtual Zoo Community with Real-World Conservation

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Microsoft Studios are working together to provide fans of Microsoft Studios’ “Zoo Tycoon”game series the opportunity to build their own virtual zoo and support real-life wildlife conservation field projects at the same time. Available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, the fully reimagined “Zoo Tycoon” enables players to create their own unique zoo layouts, adopt and interact with animals, and even manage their zoo with up... Read More
at Thursday, February 27, 2014

Statement by Association of Zoos and Aquariums Regarding the Euthanasia of Giraffe at the Copenhagen

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) issued the following statement: The Association of Zoos and Aquariums regrets the unfortunate incident at the Copenhagen Zoo involving the death of a giraffe. Incidents of that sort do not happen at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums for several reasons: AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums carefully manage breeding programs, maximizing the genetic diversity of the populations and minimizing the births of more animals than the population can... Read More
at Thursday, February 13, 2014

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