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27 Associatiosn of Zoos and Aquariums institutions and Grevy's Zebra Trust were awarded Top Honors for the 2012 AZA International Conservation Award
In acknowledgement of a remarkable conservation partnership and in celebration of the collaborative Grevy’s zebra conservation successes in recent years, 27 AZA institutions and the Grevy’s Zebra Trust were awarded Top Honors for the 2012 AZA International Conservation Award on 13 September 2012 at the AZA Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
Without this institutional support, the ongoing Grevy’s zebra conservation programs in Kenya and Ethiopia simply would not be possible. By collaborating together, we are able to accomplish so much more for Grevy’s zebra than any one of our institutions could accomplish alone, and this collective partnership is deeply appreciated.
This award demonstrates the commitment of AZA institutions to in-situ conservation. GZT’s positive experience of AZA support was highlighted during the Conservation Innovation Forum “Are Zoos Doing Enough?” convened by the Wildlife Conservation Network in October.