CGF Awards

The AZA Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) supports the cooperative conservation and education initiatives of AZA and its members and partners. Since 1991, the CGF has provided more than $7.3 million to over 400 projects worldwide. We thank all donors, and particularly the Disney Conservation Fund, for their generous support of the CGF. View the full list of contributors in 2016 here.

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1992 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 1992. 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 the AZA CEF include the AZA Amphibian Fund (AF), Ralston Purina (RP), and the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF).

PHVA Workshop for Sumatran Tigers
Ronald L. Tilson, Ph.D., Minnesota Zoo
$10,000 RP

AAZPA Conservation Academy
Bruce Read and Bruce Carr, Saint Louis Zoo
$15,166 CEF

Sao Paolo International Felid Breeding and Conservation Project
Pat Quillen, S.O.S. Care, Inc; Jill Mellen, Ph.D., Washington Park Zoo
$20,000 RP

Felid Action Plan Publication and Distribution
Ulysses S. Seal, Ph.D., Captive Breeding Specialist Group; Jill Mellen, Ph.D., Washington Park Zoo; David Wildt, Ph.D., National Zoological Park
$3,000 RP

Bali Mynah Species Survival Plan
Robert E. Seibels, Riverbanks Zoological Park
$8,333 CEF

Reproductive Strategies for Understanding, Managing, and Conserving Wild Felids
David E. Wildt, Ph.D., National Zoological Park; Gerald Brady, Potter Park Zoological Gardens; Michael Fouraker, Knoxville Zoological Gardens; Jack Grisham, Oklahoma City Zoological Park; Susan Millard, San Diego Zoo; Randall Rockwell, Jacksonville Zoological Park; Ulysses S. Seal, Ph.D., Captive Breeding Specialist Group; Ron L. Tilson, Ph.D., Minnesota Zoological Garden; Dan Wharton, Ph.D., Bronx Zoo
$80,000 RP

Improvements to SPARKS
Nate Flesness, ISIS
$11,917 CEF

Preparation and Distribution of Contraceptive Implants to Zoos and Wildlife Parks
Edward Plotka, Ph.D., Marshfield Medical Research Foundation
$8,000 CEF

The Metabolic Basis of Acute Hemolytic Crises and Mucocutaneous Ulcerative Disease in the African Black Rhinoceros
Donald Paglia, M.D., University of California School of Medicine
$10,217 CEF

Developing a Population Habitat Viability Assessment for the Asian Lion
Michael Fouraker, Knoxville Zoological Gardens; P.P. Raval, Sakkarbaug Zoo; Shyamal Tikadar, Department of Forests Wildlife Division; Sally Walker, Zoo Outreach Association; H.S. Panwar, Wildlife Institute of India; J.H. Desai and Ravi Chellan, Wildlife Institute of India; Ulysses S. Seal, Ph.D., Captive Breeding Specialist Group; Stephen J. O'Brien, Ph.D, National Cancer Institute; John Seidensticker, Ph.D., National Zoological Park; Greta McMillan, Knoxville Zoological Gardens
$15,833 RP

The Pathological Effects of Melengestrol Acetate in Zoo Felids
Linda Munson, D.V.M., Ph.D., University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
$37,897 RP

Molecular Genetic Approach to Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Relationships in South American Felids and Asian Small Cats
Stephen J. O'Brien, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute; Warren Johnson, Ph.D., Iowa State University Department of Animal Ecology; Kathy Quigley, D.V.M. and Howard Quigley, Ph.D.; Frostburg State University Department of Biology; Janice Martenson, M.S., and Melanie Culver, National Cancer Institute; David Wildt, Ph.D. and Mitchell Bush, D.V.M., National Zoological Park; Melody Roelke, D.V.M., Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission; Natasha Schischakin, Houston Zoological Gardens; Carolyn Glass, D.V.M., Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission; Lee Simmons, D.V.M and Leslie Johnston, Ph.D., Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

Aruba Island Rattlesnake Field Research Project
R. Andrew Odum, Ph.D., Toledo Zoological Gardens; Howard K. Reinert, Ph.D., Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales
$5,917 CEF

Reintroduction of the Virgin Islands Boa to the Puerto Rico Bank
Peter J. Tolson, Ph.D., Toledo Zoological Gardens
$6,791 CEF


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