FAZA members cooperate together and with other AZA-accredited zoos to maintain safe populations of rare animals outside the wild. Because of our warm climate, we often steward large numbers of certain tropical species. For example, almost one-third of the rare reticulated giraffes in North America and white rhinos live in our care. Likewise, FAZA members are responsible for about two thirds of manatees and staghorn coral populations.
MILLIONS TO HELP ANIMALS IN THE WILD
Beyond programs like those above, the AZA-accredited and certified institutions of FAZA contribute millions of dollars to helping animals around Florida and the world. FAZA members invested over $68 million dollars to saving animals in the wild between 2012 and 2016 (latest figures available until late summer 2018). Of this, over $35 million was devoted to efforts that help Florida species and habitats.
The Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization representing accredited zoos and aquariums dedicated to the advancement of animal welfare, environmental awareness, and global conservation.
If you'd like to learn more about our nonprofit organization or FAZA membership, please let us know by using this email form or the contact information below.
239.262.5409 ext 141
1590 Goodlette Rd N
Naples FL 34102-5260
FAZA is a member of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 16,000 experts. IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. FAZA's registration number is CH40426. You may also contact 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.