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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1997 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 1997. 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).

Development of Data Clean-Up and Report Software for Population Management: Increased Efficiency for SSP Master Plans and Population Management Plans
Steven D. Thompson, Ph.D., Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens; Kevin B. Willis, Minnesota Zoological Garden
$25,000 CEF

Conservation Poster Project for the Sumba Island Hornbill
Christine Sheppard, Ph.D., Bronx Zoo
$1,600 CEF

Genetic Variation of Captive and Wild Humboldt Penguins: Does Observed Diversity Resemble Predicted Diversity?
Jean Dubach, Ph.D., Brookfield Zoo; Kim Smith and Roberta Wallace, D.V.M., Milwaukee County Zoo
$12,500 CEF

Conservation of the San Louis Gonzaga Spring System
Armin L. Karbach, Jr., Fort Worth Zoological Park
$16,500 CEF

Nutrient Requirements of Nonhuman Primates
Charlotte L. Kirk Baer, National Research Council
$9,000 CEF

Environmental Educator for Rodrigues, Mauritius
Heidi Jamieson, Philadelphia Zoological Garden
$16,600 DWCF/CEF

Conservation Management of the Namibian Lion in Etosha National Park
Tarren Wagener, Fort Worth Zoological Park; Kallie Venzke, Etosha National Park; Michael Fouraker, Fort Worth Zoological Park
$19,500 DWCF

Tree Kangaroo In Situ Conservation Project
Lisa Dabek, Ph.D., Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
$15,500 DWCF 

Puerto Rican Crested Toad Field Conservation and Education Proposal
Bob Johnson, Metro Toronto Zoo
$20,000 CEF

Plague and Conservation of Black-footed Ferrets
Elizabeth S. Williams, University of Wyoming Department of Veterinary Science
$4,780 DWCF

Safety and Efficacy of Deslorelin as a Contraceptive for Felids
Linda Munson, D.V.M., Ph.D., University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine; Cheryl Asa, Ph.D., Saint Louis Zoo
$23,000 DWCF

Tuberculosis Infection in the Bongo Antelope
Susan K. Mikota, D.V.M., Earle Pope, Ph.D., and Betsy Dresser, Ph.D., Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species
$20,000 DWCF

Cuban Crocodile SSP Field Research Project
William McMahan and Marcelle Gianelloni, Louisville Zoological Garden
$6,000 CEF

Preliminary Field Research on the Wyoming Toad
Brint Spencer, John Ball Zoo, R. Andrew Odum, Toledo Zoological Gardens
$9,500 DWCF


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