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.


Category: SAFE partnerships

AZA SAFE partner Marine Mammal Commission casts a spotlight on vaquita marina through CCTV America

Peter Thomas, International and Policy Program Director at Marine Mammal Commission , discussed concerns for the critically endangered vaquita marina in a recent interview with CCTV America . The interview focused on the impacts of illegal totoaba fishing in Mexico on the vaquita, and the steps that are being taken to help protect vaquitas in the wild. The Mexican government has issued a ban on gillnets, the biggest threat to the vaquita, and is beginning to use drones in an effort to catch... Read More
Posted by Sandra Elvin at Thursday, October 27, 2016

AZA SAFE Partners with Frito-Lay

School is out, summer is in session and families across the country are looking for their next great adventure. To encourage the exploration, Frito-Lay 2 Go® multipacks and Quaker® Chewy bars are taking families from the depths of the ocean to the treetops of a rainforest through a partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Starting this week through October 20 , families can receive a free kid's pass to participating AZA-accredited facilities nationwide with... Read More
at Wednesday, July 6, 2016

AZA SAFE Vaquita Partner Update: Wild Lens, Inc.

Souls of the Vermilion Sea: Searching for the Vaquita from Wild Lens on Vimeo . Wild Lens, Inc., an AZA SAFE partner organization, is currently developing a feature-length documentary titled “Souls of the Vermilion Sea” to raise awareness about the plight of the vaquita and to highlight some crucial vaquita conservation efforts. To begin engaging audiences beforehand, they recently released a shorter, fourteen-minute film titled “Searching for the Vaquita”,... Read More
at Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A new partnership with GRASP

AZA is proud to partner with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP)! We are honored to be the 103rd partner for GRASP and excited to support their efforts to conserve non-human great apes in the wild, through the lens of protecting gorillas through AZA SAFE. Read more... Read More
Posted by Rob Vernon at Thursday, May 19, 2016

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