Field Conservation Committee

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Field Conservation Committee Mission

The Field Conservation Committee provides assistance to all AZA institutions in order for them to engage in effective and sustained wildlife and habitat conservation.


Steve Burns, Zoo Boise


Tara Stoinski, Ph.D., Zoo Atlanta

IUCN Representative

Robert Lacy, Ph.D., CBSG


Richard Bergl, North Carolina Zoo

Bill Conway, Wildlife Conservation Society

Dino Ferri, Virginia Zoo

Alejandro Grajal, Ph.D., Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo

Peter Riger, Houston Zoo, Inc.

Board  Liaison:

Jim Breheny, Wildlife Conservation Society

Staff Liaison:

 Shelly Grow 


Allyson Atkins, Disney's Animal Kingdom

Nanette Bragin, Denver Zoo

Christina Castellano, Utah's Hogle Zoo

Terrie Correll, Tulsa Zoo

Lee Ehmke, Minnesota Zoo

Martha Fischer, Saint Louis Zoo

Chris Gentile, Western North Carolina Nature Center

Deborah Jensen, Ph.D., Woodland Park Zoo

Kristen Lukas, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Claire Martin, Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

Steven Monfort, D.V.M., Ph.D., Smithsonian National Zoo

Rick Schwartz, Nashville Zoo

David Tetzlaff, Central Florida Zoo

Tim Tetzlaff, Naples Zoo

Dennis Thoney, Ph.D., Vancouver Aquarium

Anne Warner