AZA-accredited aquariums have worked closely with Dr. Lubchenco and have tremendous respect for her scientific achievements.
Silver Spring, Maryland (Vocus) December 19, 2008
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today commended President-elect Obama's choice of Dr. Jane Lubchenco to be the incoming Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
"Dr. Lubchenco is a well-respected and distinguished scientist and a passionate advocate for marine conservation," said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy. "AZA-accredited aquariums have worked closely with Dr. Lubchenco and have tremendous respect for her scientific achievements."
AZA member institutions play a critical role in the conservation of marine species in their natural habitats through the broad-based environmental education and conservation research activities.
"We salute Dr. Lubchenco and look forward to working with her in her new role," added Maddy. "NOAA and AZA-accredited aquariums will continue to work together to conserve our oceans and marine resources."
Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. The AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. To learn more, visit http://www.aza.org.
Steve Feldman, 301.562.0777 ext.252
Jackie Marks 301.562.0777 ext. 236
Courtney Jordan, 301.562.0777 ext. 235