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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.


Category: Sharks

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

Aquarium, marine group plan to tag sharks off LI this month

Newsday writes: "Most people flee from sharks, but biologist Jon Forrest Dohlin wants to play tag with them off Long Island. He will be observing as other researchers attach satellite and acoustic transmitters to as many sharks as they can find this month in a two-week expedition led by the New York Aquarium and Ocearch, the nonprofit behind the global shark tracker. They want to find out if sharks are making the waters here their nursery, their playground, their summer hangout and... Read More
Posted by Rob Vernon at Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Shark Fin Sales Banned in Rhode Island

The Associated Press reports that Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed into law a ban on selling shark fins. The law takes effect in January and makes it a crime in Rhode Island to own or sell a shark fin unless it's used for scientific research or in preparing a shark for ordinary consumption. Read more Read More
at Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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