Zoological Association of America

The Zoological Association of America (ZAA) is a non-profit, membership-based accrediting organization dedicated to responsible wildlife management, conservation, and education.

The ZAA upholds the highest level of professional standards in animal welfare, safety, and ethics.

Join more than 650 members and over 60 accredited member facilities providing communities with conservation, education, and family recreational experiences.

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Annual Conference information
October 16 - 19, 2023
Providence, RI

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Find more conferences and workshops on the Calendar of Events.

ZAA Conservation Grants 2023

The Zoological Association of America (ZAA) is committed to the conservation of endangered species and their habitats worldwide. The ZAA Conservation Fund awards grants up to US$2,500 to help in this effort. A wide variety of proposals will be considered, however field programs, studies and multidisciplinary approaches to species conservation, habitat preservation, and biodiversity enhancement are encouraged. Programs that directly contribute to species and habitat conservation including ex situ research, as well as rescue and rehabilitation of injured or ill animals will also be considered.

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