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This profile was last updated on 6/10/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Boise Director

Zoo & Aquarium Alliance
 
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: NW Zoo & Aquarium Alliance :
www.nwzaa.org, 10 June 2015 [cached]
Steve Burns, Zoo Boise (Secretary)
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Steve Burns, Zoo Boise Director, came up with the novel approach of a conservation surcharge on admission, and Oregon Zoo quickly followed suit.
Zoo Boise Director Steve ...
zooboise.org, 6 Oct 2015 [cached]
Zoo Boise Director Steve Burns
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Silver Spring, Maryland (October 6, 2015) -The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is announcing the swearing-in of Steve Burns, Director of Zoo Boise, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors.
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As Chair of the Board, Burns, along with three other executive officers and nine Board members, will be involved in every aspect of the national organization, including accreditation, ethics, animal welfare, and conservation. Each year, AZA's 230 accredited facilities collectively contribute $160 million to field conservation projects that help to protect species across the world, serve more than 183 million visitors, welcome more than 12 million students on educational field trips, contribute $17.4 billion to the U.S. economy and support 176,000 jobs.
Steve has been the Executive Director of the Friends of Zoo Boise since 1997 and the Zoo Director since 2001. Before that he worked at The Nature Conservancy in Arlington, Virginia.
"I am honored to serve as the Chair of the AZA Board of Directors. I look forward to working with all AZA members to help save species from extinction," said Burns.
Zoo Boise Buys Baby Giraffe; Receives $500,000 Donation from ALSAM Foundation
www.cityofboise.org, 18 Dec 2006 [cached]
Contact: Steve Burns
(208) 384-4260 | sburns@cityofboise.org
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We are delighted to acquire our first giraffe for the exhibit," says Steve Burns, Zoo Director.
Parks & Recreation Contacts
www.cityofboise.org, 17 Aug 2008 [cached]
Steve Burns, Zoo Boise Superintendent
Phone: (208) 384-4260
Fax: (208) 384-4192
Email: sburns@cityofboise.org
Idaho Falls philanthropist Greg Carr ...
www.postregister.com, 23 Sept 2014 [cached]
Idaho Falls philanthropist Greg Carr visits with Steve Burns, director of Zoo Boise and the president-elect of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, during Burns' tour of Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park.
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"I truly think that zoos and aquariums in the United States could be the biggest source of revenue for wildlife conservation in the world," says Burns, director of Zoo Boise and the president-elect of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
For historical precedent, he cites the role of the Bronx Zoo in saving the American bison.
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"What's exciting about this is that Steve told me, 'Greg, we're glad to help you, but you need to realize something: Gorongosa helps us. Because Gorongosa advances the Zoo Boise mission and it makes the experience of going to the zoo better for people who go.'"
And zoos are uniquely poised to lead in wildlife conservation, Burns says,
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Zoo Boise has a goal of dedicating 10 percent of its budget to conservation efforts, and in recent years it's averaging about 15 percent, says Burns - "which is one of the highest percentages of any zoo in the country."
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"When we talk, they listen," says Burns. "That's the cool thing about Zoo Boise."
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