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9Jun

CAZA Welcomes Recognition of Saskatchewan Government in New Regulations New Zoos will now be required to be CAZA accredited

OTTAWA (June 9, 2021) – Last week the Government of Saskatchewan updated The Captive Wildlife Regulations to help protect native wildlife and ecosystems, and to ensure that public heal... Read More

13Apr

Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Federal Budget Expectations Remain Firm: “Most Recent Survey of Members Reaffirms Need for Federal Assistance to continue beyond June 2021”

OTTAWA (April 13, 2021) Next week the federal government will bring down the first budget in almost two years, accredited zoos and aquariums will be looking for ongoing support in 2021. “O... Read More

17Mar

Accredited Zoos and Aquariums 2021 Preparations Well Underway: Renewed optimism on the horizon, Canada’s accredited zoos and aquariums prepare for safe return of visitors

OTTAWA (March 17, 2021) – “As Canadians approach Spring 2021 with renewed optimism under the pandemic reality, Canada’s 29 accredited zoo and aquariums are preparing for increased ... Read More

8Feb

Canadian Accredited Zoo Rewilds Two Cheetahs to Zimbabwe: Parc Safari (Hemmingford, QC), The Aspinall Foundation, and Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservation cooperate to aid in cheetah repopulation in Zimbabwe

OTTAWA (February 8, 2021) – CAZA is proud to highlight a significant animal conservation effort of one of its accredited zoos located in Hemmingford, Quebec. Parc Safari today made it ... Read More

29Jan

Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA)
Congratulates Assiniboine Park Zoo: Assiniboine Park Zoo reopening an example of industry standards at work

OTTAWA (January 29, 2021) – “Today the Assiniboine Park Zoo will open to its members and the public will be able to return on Saturday, January 30th, this is great news not only for ... Read More

5Jan

Quebec’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Need Guidance: Expected new Quebec lockdown measures need to account for zoo animal welfare

(January 5, 2021) – Quebec media reports today indicate residents in the Province of Quebec can expect the provincial government to announce that effective Saturday, January 9, 2021, e... Read More

27Oct

Accredited Zoos & Aquariums Urge Canadian Governments to Move Quickly with Rapid Testing Plans

OTTAWA (October 27, 2020) –  With the 2020 tourist season for accredited zoos and aquariums in the books, CAZA Executive Director Jim Facette said, “the 2021 season is just ahead of... Read More

9Oct

Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Welcome Federal COVID-19 Measures for Business: Federal Financial Assistance a Key Link to Enhancing Long-term Sustainability

(OTTAWA) October 9, 2020 – “Canada’s 29 accredited zoos and aquariums have continuously advocated the importance of maintaining federal financial assistance, our members have told us t... Read More

7Oct

CAZA Recognizes Excellence in Animal Care and Conservation: FOUR ACCREDITED FACILITIES AWARDED INDUSTRY BEST AT CAZA’S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

(OTTAWA) October 7, 2020 — At the Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) Annual General Meeting, winners of the 2020 Outstanding Achievement Awards were recognized for their commi... Read More

11Sep

Travel and tourism industry calls for urgent dialogue and action with governments

TORONTO (September 11, 2020) – This week, as tourism ministers across the country convened at the Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers (CCTM), business leaders in the sector are calli... Read More

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