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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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Sea turtles have friends in Houston.

Along the upper Texas coast, sea turtles frequent beaches to nest in April, May, and June every year. But sometimes sea turtles are in perilous situations that require immediate medical attention. Sea turtles have been found in the area that have swallowed fish hooks, are entangled in shoe laces, plastic bags, or other debris. The Sea Turtle Standing and Salvage Network , led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and partners, is on call 24/7 and responds during all hours of... Read More
Posted by Sandra Elvin at Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Sea Turtle Day!

Today, AZA members are celebrating Sea Turtle Day! Between 2011 and 2015, 62 AZA-accredited zoos & aquariums took part in a variety of field conservation projects targeting six of the seven extant sea turtle species: the green, hawksbill, Kemp’s ridley, leatherback, loggerhead, and Pacific ridley sea turtles. Over these past five years, the AZA community invested nearly $16 million in sea turtle conservation efforts, across approximately 150 reported projects. Read More Read More
Posted by Rob Vernon at Thursday, June 16, 2016

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