AZA and its members are concerned about species survival and ecosystem health and therefore are dedicated to making substantial positive impacts for their conservation. Evolving Accreditation Standards and Board-approved policies support this objective.
As a member services organization, AZA and it Animal Programs create or support the development of numerous tools, partnerships, and specialized conservation initiatives to advance animal conservation initiatives and strategies. Read more about the conservation and science initiatives of AZA and its Animal Programs.
Individual AZA members are involved in field conservation in their communities and around the world;education, inspire, and engage visitors in their conservation missions; are changing their business operations to support those conservation missions; and participate in cutting edge science. Read more about the conservation and science initiatives of individual AZA members.
AZA invites individuals, groups, and families to participate in FrogWatch USA, the Association's citizen science program. Join a local chapter and be part of a nationwide community of volunteers learning about wetlands in their communities and reporting which frogs and toads are calling in the evenings.
Looking for financial support for your conservation activities? Learn about AZA's Conservation Grants Fund, grant opportunities offered by AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums, and other conservation funding sources for which AZA members may be eligible to apply.