At the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) conference this past week, WCS President and CEO Cristian Samper spoke about the important role zoos and aquariums will play in shaping the future of our planet.

During his keynote speech, Samper described these facilities as the public’s window on the world of conservation with the chance to both inspire and educate. With 700 million visitors worldwide, AZA institutions are in a unique position to connect people to field conservation around the globe.

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