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?


  • Icon of an elephantProtects threatened animals.
  • Icon of a pencil & ruler on paper (creating & recording plans)Builds on established recovery plans and track records of commitment.
  • Icon showing collaborationPrioritizes collaboration among AZA member institutions.
  • Icon of a clipboard with a checklistImplements strategic conservation and stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Icon showing an upward bar graphMeasures and reports conservation progress.

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The AZA community appreciates the members of the Founders Circle that helped launch SAFE.

Thank You

Get the latest update on SAFE from our Annual Report

2017 SAFE Annual Report

The AZA community appreciates the corporate partners such as Stonyfield Organics and Gorilla Socks that support SAFE

Corporate Partners
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