Here are up-to-date numbers for some of the most widely used AZA statistics.
Last updated April 2021.
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.
241 accredited zoos and aquariums in 13 countries
15 certified related facilities
Accreditation occurs every 5 years
Approximately 25 facilities undergo the accreditation process every 6 months
Over $231 million spent in support of conservation projects every year
Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Programs
117 reintroduction programs, including more than 50 reintroduction programs for species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act
AZA’s Conservation Grants Fund: $8.2 million supporting over 440 conservation projects since 1991
AZA Reproductive Management 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