Animal Programs Update - April

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ANIMAL PROGRAMS MONTHLY REPORT




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© Shannon Reedy, Miller Park Zoo

Call for Papers

The deadline for the Call for Papers for the 2014 AZA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL this September 12-18 is Friday, April 11. For more information, contact Cheryl Wallen or look on the AZA website.

Workshops, Conferences, and Meetings

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Please visit the Animal Programs Workshops, Conferences, & Meetings page to find the current list of these workshops and training opportunities that are of interest to Animal Program participants and other zoo and aquarium professionals. To add to this list, please email AZA's Conservation & Science Department.

Funding and Award  Opportunities

Please be sure to visit AZA's Other Conservation Funding Sources page for information about grants provided by AZA-accredited institutions as well as external sources and check out the excel sheet for detailed information on many other useful resources. Please email any other funding opportunities to AZA's Conservation Department for posting on the website.

International Herpetological Symposium (IHS) Grant

The International Herpetological Symposium (IHS) has established a grant program to provide financial assistance to individuals or organizations conducting herpetological research, conservation, and education. Proposals are due by May 31 of each year and recipients are announced by September. Grants are available annually in amounts up to $1000 and will be awarded to applicants whose projects represent a significant contribution to herpetology. Additional information and grant application available on the IHS website.

AZA Blog!

Check out AZA's blog!  The blog features "Member profiles," where you can learn about the good work being done by professionals at AZA-affiliated zoos and aquariums as well as topical posts about animals, environmental issues, and other interesting subjects!

Are you working on a project that you think would make a good post? Does someone on your staff deserve to be profiled? If so, "put pen to paper" and contact Tim Lewthwaite for more details.

You may sign up for email updates by clicking on the gray box that says “Follow” in the bottom right-hand corner. Come and Explore with us!

New Program Leaders

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

HERON, BOAT-BILLED
Danielle Buck, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

TORTOISE, FORSTEN’S
Christine Light, Behler Chelonian Center

TURTLE, COAHUILAN BOX
Lindsay Rosenberg, Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens

SSP Coordinator

IGUANA, GRAND CAYMAN BLUE (ROCK)
Tandora Grant, San Diego Zoo

IGUANA, JAMAICAN
Tandora Grant, San Diego Zoo

STEENBOK
Steve Metzler, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

TURACO, WHITE-CHEEKED
Heather Holtz, Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

TURTLE, YELLOW-BLOTCHED MAP
Sara Plesuk, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

TURTLE, WOOD
Megan Baumer, Phoenix Zoo

Studbook Keeper (Red Programs)

TURTLE, ASIAN NARROW-HEADED SOFTSHELL
Jeff Dawson, Saint Louis Zoo

TURTLE, CENTRAL AMERICAN RIVER
Dustin Smith, Zoo Miami

TURTLE, FOREST HINGE-BACK
Brenda Gunder, Rolling Hills Zoo

TURTLE, HOME’S HINGE-BACK
Kim Boyer, Audubon Zoo

TURTLE, VIETNAMESE POND
Adam Stern, Zoo Miami

VIPER, OCELLATE MOUNTAIN
Kyle Miller, Smithsonian National Zoological Park

New Program Leader Vacancies

Find applications and instructions regarding vacancies in the Animal Program Handbooks.  Applications are due May 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted. For a full list of available Program Leader positions, visit the Current Program Leader Vacancies page.

SSP Coordinator

RAIL, GUAM
Please send application materials to Fred Beall, Gruiformes TAG Chair.

SWAN, COSCOROBA
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, Anseriformes TAG Chair.

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

HORNBILL, ABYSSINIAN GROUND
Please send application materials to Paul Schutz, Coraciiformes TAG Chair.

HORNBILL, SOUTHERN GROUND
Please send application materials to Paul Schutz, Coraciiformes TAG Chair.

Studbook Keeper (SSP Programs)

RAIL, GUAM
Please send application materials to Fred Beall, Gruiformes TAG Chair. 

Studbook Keeper (Red Programs)

DOVE, CRESTED QUAIL
Please send application materials to Chelle Plasse, Columbiformes TAG Chair.

New Publications

Please note that all documents are available for download on the Program's page found by logging in and searching the Animal Program Database.

Breeding & Transfer  Plans

Colobus, Angolan
Colobus, Guereza
Gecko, Giant Leaf-tailed
Ibis, Southern Bald
Lynx, Canada
Puffin, Atlantic
Tern, Inca

Population Viability Analyses (PVAs)

Addax
Felid TAG
Parrot TAG

 

 

Studbooks

Colobus, Angolan
Condor, California
Gazelle, Grant’s
Langur, Silvered Leaf
Lechwe, Nile
Lemur, Grey Mouse
Monkey, DeBrazza’s
Penguin, Long-crested Rockhopper
Penguin, Short-crested Rockhopper
Puffin, Horned
Tortoise, Burmese Star
Turtle, Ringed Map
Turtle, Yellow-blotched Map
 


 

Want to contribute to the Update?

All announcements for the monthly Animal Programs Update should be submitted to the AZA Conservation Department by the 25th of the prior month.