Interactive map of AZE sites

AZE sites interactive map

This map shows the sites that hold the last-remaining populations of 1,469 of the Earth’s most threatened species. Protecting these sites is essential to preventing species extinction.

Explore interactive map of AZE sites

Our Impact

Launched globally in 2005, the Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) was established to identify, effectively conserve and safeguard the most important sites for preventing global species extinctions.

We applaud the focus on preventing extinctions in Goal A and Target 4 of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. Governments are increasingly incorporating the conservation of AZE sites into their national policies, and international financial institutions use AZE sites to screen investments for potential impacts on sites of biodiversity significance.

Amboli toad. Photo credit: Pranad Patil.

Amboli toad. Photo credit: Pranad Patil.

899AZE sites worldwide
57%of AZE sites are at least partially protected
125+conservation organizations worldwide have committed to conserving AZE sites as part of the Alliance

AZE updates

Learn about recent conservation at AZE sites

A new wind facility threatens to derail one of conservation’s success stories

As few as 60 wild Lear’s Macaws remained in the 1980’s but following years of conservation efforts the species’ population has recovered remarkably. Worryingly, the French company Voltalia have begun building a wind facility within the Lear’s Macaws tiny range, threatening to jeopardise these extraordinary conservation gains. This story was originally published by BirdLife International Read more about A new wind facility threatens to derail one of conservation’s success stories

Global Environment Facility (GEF) AZE project approved

New 4-year project to support AZE conservation Supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), a new project entitled, Implementing Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Site Conservation and Preventing Global Extinctions, will mobilize $8.9 million to deliver AZE site conservation and mainstreaming in Colombia, Chile, Madagascar and Dominican Republic.   Read more about Global Environment Facility (GEF) AZE project approved

AZE Initiative Fund

The Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) is pleased to announce a $10-million, five-year initiative to reduce species extinctions. Funded by Rainforest Trust and matched by $2-million in project funding from American Bird Conservancy (ABC), this initiative will focus on the protection of AZE sites, which hold the world’s most threatened species, those assessed as Critically Read more about AZE Initiative Fund

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Policy Makers

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Research Scientists

Help conservation efforts through submitting site updates and nomination

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Conservation organizations

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Individual contributors

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Bale Mountains. Photo: stefancek