The Zoological Association of America (ZAA) is a non-profit, membership-based accrediting organization dedicated to responsible wildlife management, conservation, and education. ZAA upholds the highest level of professional standards in animal welfare, safety, and ethics.

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Register now for the 2024 Annual Conference in Columbus, OH, hosted by Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, September 30-October 4, 2024! 

Click here to learn more about the conference and to view our agenda. 

Click here to submit an abstract for the 2024 Conference.

More information about our speakers, exhibitors, and more coming soon.

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Find more conferences and workshops on the Calendar of Events.

ZAA Conservation Grants 2024

The Zoological Association of America 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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