January 2018


In This Issue

A SAFE Haven: AZA-Accredited Facilities Flex Their Conservation Muscle

Since launching in 2015, SAFE has evolved from being spearheaded by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to being driven by AZA members, whose collections represent more than 6,000 species—nearly 1,000 of which are endangered in the wild. Zoo and aquarium staff have the knowledge and resources to impact species in their natural habitats, while also educating their own visitors about a species’ plight and raising funds and changing behaviors directed towards conservation.

“I think maintaining a very active engagement in the conservation of animals in nature is going to be a key facet of the successful zoo and aquarium in the future,” said Dan Ashe, AZA president and chief executive officer. “SAFE is that ingredient for us and our members.”

Teaming Up for Conservation (members only)

Every Little Bit Helps (members only)

On the Cover

Radiated Tortoise © Aaron Gekoski, Utah's Hogle Zoo

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