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According to New Study, Forty Percent of Americans Believe US Government Has Reduced Wildlife and Environmental Protections and Eighty Percent Unhappy with Rollbacks

According to New Study, Forty Percent of Americans Believe US Government Has Reduced Wildlife and Environmental Protections and Eighty Percent Unhappy with Rollbacks Nearly 90 percent of Americans Willing to Help Save Animals from Extinction but Unsure How to Help Silver Spring, M.D. -  Two out of every five Americans recognize there have been recent government reductions toward wildlife conservation and environmental protections, according to a survey from the Association of... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Thursday, April 12, 2018

Help “Spring Forward” for Amphibians during FrogWatch USA’s 20th Anniversary

Silver Spring, MD  – Take advantage of Daylight Saving Time and "Spring Forward" for amphibians by  becoming a volunteer  for FrogWatch USA TM , a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that is now in its 20 th year! There’s no better way to celebrate the season than by taking action and engaging in conservation in your community. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide effort dedicated to collecting information about frog... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Friday, March 9, 2018

Association of Zoos and Aquariums and U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance Join Forces

Today, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (USWTA) announced their joining of forces in a united effort to fight the global epidemic in wildlife trafficking. Effective immediately, Sara Walker former Executive Director or the USWTA, will join the AZA staff in Silver Spring, Maryland and the USWTA is now a program of the AZA. “Wildlife trafficking is a global epidemic, and is driving some of the world’s most beloved animals to... Read More
Posted by Rob Vernon at Wednesday, February 14, 2018

AZA Kicks Off Fifth Year of Professional Development Training Program for Potential Future Executives of Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

Silver Spring, MD – Ten talented zoo and aquarium professionals will begin training to become the next generation of leaders of AZA-accredited facilities through the AZA’s Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), now in its fifth year. Based on a survey of directors at AZA aquariums and zoos, it is estimated that there will be approximately 20 zoo or aquarium director openings ‎per year for the next 10 years at facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, January 31, 2018

AZA Statement on Cetacean Announcement by Vancouver Aquarium

Silver Spring, Maryland  – The Vancouver Aquarium, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), today announced that it would no longer display whales and dolphins at the aquarium, with the exception of doing what is best for the Pacific white-sided dolphin currently in its care and any rescued cetaceans that may require temporary housing. In response, Dan Ashe, President and CEO of AZA, issued the following statement: “When your choices are... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Thursday, January 18, 2018

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