The AZA Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) supports the cooperative conservation and education initiatives of AZA and its members and partners. Between 1991 and 2012, the CEF provided more than $5 million to over 300 projects worldwide. You can read more about the projects funded by exploring the links on the left side of this page.
2012 Conservation Endowment Fund Awards
Below is a list of projects which received support from the CEF in 2012. Each project lists the project title, principal investigators, their institutions, amount awarded, and source of the funding maintained within the AZA CEF. Sources included in this year's AZA CEF include the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF).
Coexisting with Carnivores
Katie Remine, Woodland Park Zoo
Conservation and Reintroduction of the Endangered Northern Riffleshell (NRS) Mussel
Mike Brittsan and Doug Warmolts, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Does Pastoralism Help or Harm Snow Leopards?
Charudutt Mishra, Snow Leopard Trust
Immunogenetics of Chytridiomycosis in Chiricahua Leopard Frogs
Anna Savage, PhD Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park
Stuart Wells, Phoenix Zoo
Impacts of Oil Palm plantations on Tropical Frog Communities in Borneo
Paul Crump, Houston Zoo, Inc.
Live Blue Ambassadors Teen Conservation Program
John Anderson, New England Aquarium
Reintroduction and Monitoring of the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana muscosa) in southern California
Frank Santana, Ron Swaisgood, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Lemm, San Diego Zoo Global
Reintroduction of Siamese Crocodiles to the Wild, Phase 2
Sarah Brook, Fauna & Flora International, Inc.
Resolving Conflict between Humans and Threatened Large Carnivores in Tanzania's Ruaha Landscape
Amy Dickman, Ph.D., University of Oxford
Translating Science into Practical Management for Sustainable Equid Populations: Building Bridges and Establishing a Semen Importation Model
Mandi Vick, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Linda Penfold, South-East Zoo Alliance for Research & Conservation
Barbara Wolfe, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Whooping Cranes Phone Home: Using Cellular Technology to Improve Monitoring of Reintroduced Birds
Claire Mirande, International Crane Foundation
You can help!
Please donate online to the Conservation Endowment and help us support projects like these next year.