Category Archives: People

World Oceans Day: Sustainable Seafood

June 8th is World Oceans Day, the UN-designated day for the global community to celebrate and take action for our shared ocean. Whether you’re on a coastal city or far  inland, the water around you ends up in the ocean … Continue reading

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Meet the People!

Over the last year, AZA‘s Explore blog has brought you stories about the accomplishments of the dedicated and caring people who work at AZA accredited zoos and aquariums.  As the blog enters its second year, we thought we would take … Continue reading

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New England Aquarium Researcher Gets Shipping Lanes Changed to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales

Moira Brown, a New England Aquarium and Canadian Whale Institute whale scientist and researcher, spearheaded a complex, multi-year effort to accumulate the scientific data to make the case and then built an unlikely coalition of stakeholders among shippers, fishermen, environmentalists … Continue reading

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Tembo Trail Opens at Toledo Zoo

On Friday May 18th, the Toledo Zoo in Toledo, Ohio, will open Tembo Trail.  The new exhibit will house four African elephants in over 45,000 square feet of space.   The new exhibit  also features lions, meerkats, hippos, white rhinos, and … Continue reading

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Meet the AquaVan Aquarist: Lydia Gibson at the Vancouver Aquarium

Describe your job: I work with the Vancouver Aquarium’s classroom on wheels, the AquaVan. For four to seven weeks at a time, we travel throughout various provinces in Canada, bringing marine education programs into schools and communities. We bring with … Continue reading

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Wildlife Conservation Society Launches Global Effort to Save Turtles

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced a new strategy that draws on all of the resources and expertise across the institution – from its zoos and aquarium, Global Health Program, and Global Conservation Programs – to take direct responsibility for … Continue reading

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Lincoln Park Zoo Vaccinates One Millionth Dog in Serengeti

On April 25th, Lincoln Park Zoo researchers vaccinated their one millionth dog in a now decade-long conservation project designed to save endangered carnivores in Serengeti National Park by eliminating rabies. In 2003, the Serengeti Health Initiative team began traveling to … Continue reading

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AZA Zoos Unite to Address Human-Wildlife Conflict in Africa

Human-wildlife conflict is a serious obstacle to wildlife conservation worldwide.  As human populations increase, development expands, and the global climate changes, people and wildlife are forced into greater direct competition for shrinking resources. Recognizing the critical need for wildlife professionals to address escalating … Continue reading

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Meet the Farm Manager: Tori Mason at the Nashville Zoo

Describe your job: I manage the Grassmere Historic Farm at the Nashville Zoo, which includes a ca. 1810 historic house museum with 95 percent original belongings, the outbuildings (smokehouse, kitchen, carriage barn, plus a family cemetery), and the livestock barn which houses … Continue reading

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See CHIMPANZEE, Save Chimpanzees

DISNEYNATURE WILL DONATE PORTION OF FIRST WEEK BOX OFFICE FOR “CHIMPANZEE” TO THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE  Disneynature celebrates the April 20, 2012, theatrical release of the incredible new True-Life Adventure, CHIMPANZEE, by joining forces with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) … Continue reading

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