Here are up-to-date numbers for some of the most widely used AZA statistics.
Last updated October 2018.
AZA members (Individual Professional category members and Primary Contacts of Conservation Partner, Commercial, Related Facility and Institution Members) may log in and download the results of the most recent AZA Annual Survey of Members.
233 accredited zoos and aquariums in 9 countries
15 certified related facilities
Accreditation occurs every 5 years
Approximately 25 institutions undergo the accreditation process every 6 months
$220 million spent in support of conservation projects every year
Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Programs
115 reintroduction programs, including more than 40 reintroduction programs for species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act
AZA’s Conservation Grants Fund: $7.7 million supporting over 400 conservation projects since 1991
Wildlife Contraception Center Supports SSP® programs by monitoring the safety and efficacy of contraceptives used for all mammalian species and helping bring new contraceptive methods to the zoo, aquarium and wildlife community
AZA Population Management Center: Population planning for 500 species for the next 100 years