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2012-09-12 23:03:36

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $205,000 to be awarded to 11 projects. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $205,000 to be awarded to 11 projects. “Supported by AZA´s Conservation Endowment Fund, scientists at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and their partners are at the cutting edge...

2012-06-08 23:00:03

Save the date: World Oceans Day at AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos is June 8! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 As leaders in ocean conservation education and science, aquariums and zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) invite the public to dive in to ocean conservation on June 8 — World Oceans Day. “AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos are actively engaging millions of people in ocean issues and making conservation action attainable for families...

2012-05-25 23:00:27

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas was again granted accreditation by AZA´s independent Accreditation Commission. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas was again granted accreditation by AZA´s independent Accreditation Commission. Atlantis was first accredited and publicly recognized for...

2012-05-24 23:01:40

The Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act S.3208 was introduced today in the U.S. Senate. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 The Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act S.3208 was introduced today in the U.S. Senate. S.3208 would reauthorize legislation requiring the U.S. Postal Service to continue to issue the Save Vanishing Species stamp, a semipostal stamp benefiting the Multinational Species Conservation...

2012-05-21 23:00:10

Save the date: World Oceans Day at AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos is June 8! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) invites the public to dive in to ocean conservation on June 8th, World Oceans Day. As leaders in ocean conservation education and science, AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos are the perfect place to connect with nature and ocean conservation in local communities. The world's oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface and are facing...

2012-05-09 23:01:04

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums Hosts Annual Advocacy Day and Reception Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 09, 2012 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today hosts its Annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Day and Reception. Leaders from the zoo and aquarium profession will educate Members of Congress about the importance of AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums to their communities. “AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums support tourism and local businesses,” said AZA President and...

2012-04-26 23:01:20

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Recognizing the critical need for wildlife professionals to address escalating conflict between humans and wildlife, four AZA-accredited zoos — Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Denver Zoo, and Houston Zoo — supported the participation of 15 wildlife conservation professionals from...

2012-04-12 23:02:26

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with the planet´s amazing and diverse wildlife? Local AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are the perfect place to connect with nature and conservation in your community. (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 More than 100 of the top zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing the 6th Annual Party for the Planet — the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America. On Earth Day, April 22nd, and throughout the month of April,...

2012-04-11 23:02:04

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Be sure to visit http:// http://wildexplorer.org to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 In the ten years since the creation of the prestigious John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program, more than 392 grants have been awarded to 85 different recipient groups from more than 24 states and territories....

2012-03-20 23:00:23

On Wednesday, March 21st, join AZA and Denver Zoo in a live chat on Twitter about sustainable practices using the hashtag #TukTuk Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 Next week, AZA members will come together in Palm Springs for the AZA Mid-Year Meeting, featuring AZA´s second annual Green Summit. As part of the Green Summit, Denver Zoo, winner of last year´s AZA Green Award, will be displaying a working prototype "gasifier" vehicle: a motorized rickshaw called a Tuk Tuk that...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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