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26 Top-Tier Zoos and Aquariums Earn Meritorious AZA Accreditation

26 facilities were accredited and two certified during the Fall 2017 Cycle. ​​​​​​ Silver Spring, MD – Twice a year, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission reviews accreditation applications from the best aquariums, nature centers, science centers and zoos in the world. Most recently, the Commission reviewed 28 accreditation applications and two certification applications. AZA is proud to announce the accreditation of the... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Friday, October 6, 2017

Stonyfield Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Help Nation’s Youth Visit AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Stonyfield Organic have announced the launch of a new Indiegogo campaign to help inspire the next generation of wildlife conservation leaders.  Stonyfield’s #FutureLeaders campaign will raise funds to give approximately 5,000 children from the Boys & Girls Club of America the chance to visit their local participating AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium. As part of the campaign, Stonyfield will match every... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Association of Zoos & Aquariums Announces Annual Honors and Awards Recipients

Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recognized the achievements of over 25 member facilities in the fields of conservation, education, research, exhibit design, marketing, sustainability, and volunteer engagement during the annual AZA conference this September in Indianapolis.  AZA also honored two individuals who have demonstrated their passion for wildlife conservation and made significant, ground-breaking contributions to the zoo and aquarium... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Thursday, September 28, 2017

2016 Report Shows AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums’ Record-Breaking Contribution to Wildlife Conservation

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums contributed over $216 million last year to wildlife conservation, exceeding the $200 million dollar mark for the first time. AZA’s  2016 Annual Report on Conservation and Science and accompanying Highlights document show that AZA-accredited zoos and aquarium funded an extensive range of projects benefiting over 800 species and subspecies in 127 countries around the world.... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bronx Zoo Director Jim Breheny Sworn-In as Chair of the Board at Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Indianapolis, Indiana – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is announcing the swearing-in of Jim Breheny, Director of the Bronx Zoo, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors. “Jim has been a strong and influential voice within the AZA community for years. Jim’s experience in animal welfare and husbandry, combined with an incredible commitment to field conservation and saving species, make him well-suited to lead us as the next chair of the AZA Board of... Read More
at Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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