AZA and WTA Announce Support for New Wildlife Trafficking Bill

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Silver Spring, MD  – Today, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced its support for the “Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act” (H.R.864) introduced by U.S. Representatives John Garamendi (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK). This legislation would enhance the fight against wildlife trafficking by strengthening federal enforcement against poachers, traffickers, and the global trade in illegal wildlife and seafood products.  It also would engage whistleblowers in the fight to bring down global trafficking rings, and it would provide dedicated funding for wildlife conservation at no expense to American taxpayers…[read more]