The future of wild animals is in our hands.

AZA SAFE – Saving Animals From Extinction – is a new commitment by our 230 accredited zoos and aquariums to harness our collective resources, focus on specific endangered species, and save them from extinction by restoring healthy populations in the wild.

Select an animal below to learn about the threats it faces and how, together, we can help.

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Vaquita photo credit Paula Olson, permit Oficio No. DR/488/08 from the Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT)


Why Zoos & Aquariums?

  • AZA-accredited zoos & aquariums already spend a combined $160 million a year on conservation of animals in the wild.
  • We have thousands of veterinarians, scientists, and animal care professionals with the expertise to help endangered species.
  • A proven track record: 30+ species, including the American bison and California condor, have been brought back from the brink of extinction because of the work of accredited zoos & aquariums and our partners.
  • We have more than 600 Species Survival Plans already in place.
  • 180 million Americans visit AZA-accredited institutions each year – and public support for conservation efforts is vital to our success.

AZA SAFE is a new commitment by our 230 accredited zoos and aquariums to harness our collective resources, focus on specific endangered species, and save them from extinction by restoring healthy populations in the wild.


How You Can Help

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Spread the word! Let your friends and family know that endangered animals need our help.

ZAmap1200x900Visit: Your visit to an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium not only supports the well-being of the animals you see, but also supports conservation efforts. Find an institution near you

SAFE_TailsUpGuess who? Download our free TailsUp! app and play with your friends. It’s free to download but offers in-app purchases – and 100% of AZA’s proceeds supports conservation work. Available in the iTunes store and Google Play.

alex_and_ani_penguinWear your penguin love! We’ve teamed up with Alex and Ani on a penguin bangle! 20% of proceeds go to AZA for conservation. Get yours here