AZA SAFE Stories

Image of the logo SAFE Saving Animals From ExtinctionThe Association of Zoos & Aquariums, with its member aquariums and zoos and a variety of partners, are taking action to save species through AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction. SAFE combines the power of zoo and aquarium visitors with the resources and collective expertise of AZA members and partners, all focused on saving species. Our collective action will help save vulnerable wildlife species from extinction and protect them for future generations.

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Category: Cheetah

Updates on AZA SAFE

Below are a few updates about the AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction program.  AZA SAFE Member-Sponsored Species The criteria for qualifying a species as an SMSS is finalized and the Implementation Task Force (ITF) is working on identifying a few model SMSS species.  The AZA Field Conservation Committee (FCC) has agreed to receive, review, and approve SMSS applications and is collaborating with the ITF to finalize the application and the approval processes which will be... Read More
Posted by Rob Vernon at Thursday, October 13, 2016

Celebrating Five Years of Cheetah Conservation…and the recipe for future success

The Endangered Wildlife Trust writes: "Cheetah once occurred in large and connected populations that stretched all the way from South Africa up to Egypt and westwards to Senegal. Today, these populations have become severely fragmented into 29 subpopulations, with only one population estimated to number more than 1000 individuals. This is in large part due to the rapid growth of the human population – in Africa, this population has increased from approximately 100 million people in... Read More
Posted by Jen Fields at Friday, July 29, 2016

The Living Desert's Director of Education Named Public Engagement Coordinator for the Cheetah Conservation Action Plan

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens writes: "The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is proud to announce its director of education, Mike Chedester, has been appointed public engagement coordinator for the Saving Animals from Extinction (SAFE) Cheetah Conservation Action Plan. The SAFE program, initiated by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), is an outreach plan that focuses the collective expertise of all accredited zoos and aquariums to leverage their large audiences, including... Read More
Posted by Jen Fields at Monday, July 25, 2016

AZA SAFE Signature Species Update: Cheetah

The AZA SAFE Cheetah Conservation Work Plan has been finalized, incorporating feedback from a core team of stakeholders, and a AZA SAFE Cheetah Call for Participation webinar presentation was given on Thursday, May 26. The conservation projects that have been identified for cheetah were outlined and ways that AZA zoos, aquariums and individual members can participate in their implementation were reviewed. The Call for Participation document and a recording of the webinar have been uploaded to... Read More
at Thursday, June 9, 2016

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