2007 Top Ten Wildlife Conservation Success Stories

    CALGARY, Dec. 20 /CNW/ - On December 18th, the Association of Zoos and
Aquariums (AZA) announced its top 10 wildlife conservation success stories for
2007 and the Calgary Zoo is delighted to be among those recognized. The
Calgary Zoo's work with the Vancouver Island marmot is just one of the many
conservation and research programs sponsored by the zoo.
    "Accredited zoos and aquariums are leaders in wildlife conservation
efforts and in educating our many visitors," said Dr. Clément Lanthier,
President and CEO of the Calgary Zoo. "It is gratifying to receive this
recognition from the AZA for the work we do in conjunction with many of our

    The Calgary Zoo is a member of both the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
(AZA) and Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA). Accredited zoos
and aquariums are continually spearheading new efforts to protect wild animals
and their habitats. In some cases, as with the Vancouver Island marmot, these
efforts have resulted in bringing a species back from the brink of extinction.
    See the full news release from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
(AZA) at: http://www.aza.org/Newsroom/PR_TopTenStories2007/

For further information:

For further information: Laurie Herron, Communications Coordinator,
Phone: (403) 232-9388, Cell: (403) 899-7080, laurieh@calgaryzoo.ab.ca; Steve
Feldman, AZA, Phone: (301) 562-0777, x 252; Jackie Marks, AZA, Phone: (301)
562-0777, x 236; See: www.calgaryzoo.com

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