AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction focuses the collective expertise within AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and leverages their massive audiences to save species.

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What is SAFE?


  • IconProtects threatened animals.
  • IconBuilds on established recovery plans and history of commitment.
  • IconPrioritizes collaboration among AZA member institutions.
  • IconImplements strategic conservation and stakeholder engagement activities.
  • IconMeasures and reports conservation progress.

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The AZA community appreciates all of the donors and corporate partners helping the AZA community save animals from extinction.

Read more about what the AZA community has accomplished through SAFE:

2022 SAFE Annual Report

2021 SAFE Annual Report

2020 SAFE Annual Report 

2019 SAFE Annual Report

2018 SAFE Annual Report

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