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.
OVER $158 MILLION 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 plants and animals around Florida and the world. FAZA members invested over $158 million dollars to saving species in the wild between 2011 and 2020. Of this, over $66 million was devoted to roughly 300 efforts that help Florida species and habitats.
The Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization representing AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and related AZA-certified facilities 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 122
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 1,200 Member organizations and some 18,000 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.