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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1999 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 1999. 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).

Status Survey for Gray's Monitor Lizard and Other Selected Threatened Species Endemic to Southern Luzon, Philippines
Cynthia Bennett and Winston Card, Dallas Zoo
$19,861 CEF

Diet Requirements for the Captive Care of Freshwater Mussels
Catherine Gatenby and Richard Neves, Virginia Tech; Daniel Kreege, Patrick Center for Environmental Research
$18,000 CEF 

Western Pond Turtle Project
Frank Slavens, Woodland Park Zoo
$20,559 CEF 

Development of Studbook and Population Management Plan Handbook
Robert Wiese, Ph.D., Fort Worth Zoo
$14,815 CEF

Necrotizing Leukoencephalopathy in Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus): Etiologic and Epidoemiologic Investigations
Linda Munson, D.V.M., University of California
$17,625 CEF 

Teachers, Turtles, and Technology: Eastern Box Turtle Conservation Education
Beth Broadhurst, Anthony Wisnieski, and Vicki Poole, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore; Don Forester, Ph.D., Towson University
$21,395 CEF 

Evaluation of State Based Demographic Models for Management of SSP and PMP Populations
Steven Thompson and Joanne Earnhardt, Lincoln Park Zoo
$14,360 CEF

Establishment of a Quality Control System for Assessing the Suitability and Safety of Carnivore Diets in U.S. Zoos
Mary Allen, Ph.D., National Zoological Park
$24,992 CEF

Nutrient Requirements of Nonhuman Primates
Charlotte Kirk Baer, National Research Council
$15,000 CEF

Strategies for the Conservation of the Jaguar in Cost Rican National Parks, Buffer Zones and Biological Corridors
Roberval Tavares de Almeida, Wildlife Conservation and Management Program, National University of Costa Rica
$10,000 DWCF

Exhibit Development for Cheetah Conservation Fund's Visitor Education Centre in Namibia, Africa
Laurie Marker and Bruce Brewer, Cheetah Conservation Fund
$25,600 DWCF 

Behavioral Ecology of the Micronesian Kingfisher on Pohnpei: Use of a Surrogate Subspecies in Recovery of the Kingfishers from Guam
Susan Haig, USGS-FRESC
$19,640 DWCF 

The Prevalence and Control of Johne's Disease in Captive Non-Domestic Hoofstock
Michael Ziccardi, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., Lincoln Park Zoo
$25,440 DWCF

Babirusa Conservation and Ecology Project in Sulawesi, Indonesia
Robert Lee and Penny Kalk, Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo
$23,585 DWCF/CEF

Papua New Guinea Wildlife Education Project
Annette Berkovits, Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo
$20,000 DWCF/CEF


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