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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1993 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 1993. 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).

Expansion of the Spheniscus Penguin Newsletter
Cynthia Cheney, Washington Park Zoo
$5,600 CEF

Penguin Husbandry Manual
Sherry Branch, Sea World of Florida; Susie Ellis, Ph.D., Captive Breeding Specialist Group
$5,700 CEF

Aspergillus Titers in Humboldt Penguins
J. Andrew Teare, D.V.M., Edward N. Diebold, and Roberta S. Wallace, D.V.M., Milwaukee County Zoo
$1,570 CEF

Peruvian Humboldt Penguin Health Survey
Robert A. Cook, D.V.M., and William B. Karesh, D.V.M., NYZS/ Wildlife Conservation Society
$6,950 CEF

Continuing Safety Assessments of Contraceptives for Nondomestic Felids
Linda Munson, D.V.M., Ph.D., University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
$38,087 RP

In Situ Development of the Indonesian Regional Sumatran Tiger Master Plan
Ronald L. Tilson, Ph.D., Minnesota Zoo; Douglas Armstrong, D.V.M., Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo; Gerald Brady, Potter Park Zoo
$19,133 RP

Correlates of Reproductive Success and Management Styles in Captive Cheetahs
Susan Millard, Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species; Jill Mellen, Ph.D., Metro Washington Park Zoo; Jack Grisham, Oklahoma City Zoological Park
$2,525 RP

Preparation, Distribution, and Efficacy of Hormone Containing Silicone Rods for Contraception of Felids in Zoos and Wildlife Parks
Edward D. Plotka, Ph.D., Marshfield Medical Research Foundation
$9,988 RP

Sao Paulo International Felid Breeding and Conservation Project
Pat Quillen, S.O.S. Care, Inc.; Jill Mellen, Washington Park Zoo
$7,500 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., National Zoological Park; Kathy Quigley, D.V.M. and Howard Quigley, Ph.D., Frostburg State University; Janice Martenson, M.S., Jose Lopez, Jill Pecon Slattery, Ph.D., Marilyn Raymond, Ph.D. and Melanie Culver, National Cancer Institute; David Wildt, Ph.D. and Mitchell Bush, D.V.M., National Zoological Park; Melody Roelke, D.V.M., Tanzania National Park; Natasha Schischakin, Houston Zoological Gardens; Lee Simmons, D.V.M., Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo; Peter Crawshaw, Brazil, Faical Simon, Ph.D., Parque Zoologizo de Sao Paulo; Dulce Ma Brousset, Ph.D., Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; Leslie Johnston, Ph.D., Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
$80,030 RP

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, Fort Worth Zoological Park; Jack Grisham, Oklahoma City Zoological Park; Susan Millard, San Diego Zoo; Randall Rockwell, Jacksonville Zoological Park; Ulysses S. Seal, Captive Breeding Specialist Group; Ronald L. Tilson, Ph.D., Minnesota Zoological Garden; Dan Wharton, New York Zoological Society/Bronx Zoo
$80,000 RP

Proposal to Test an Indenopyridine as a Male-Directed Oral Contraceptive in Felids
Cheryl Asa, Ph.D., Saint Louis Zoo; Patricia Fail, Ph.D. and Clarence Edgar Cook, Ph.D. Research Triangle Institute
$30,000 RP


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