The 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.
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