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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2001 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 2001. 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).

Field Conservation of the Puerto Rican Crested Toad
Bob Johnson, Toronto Zoo; Karen Graham, Sedgwick County Zoo; Jeff Ettling, Saint Louis Zoo
$24,000 CEF

Factors Affecting Repatriation Success in Captive-Bred Louisiana Pine Snakes
Steve Reichling, Memphis Zoo; and Dino Ferri, Audubon Zoo
$14,045 CEF

Liberia, West Africa: Bushmeat and Public Opinion Survey
Reginald Hoyt, Philadelphia Zoo; Amy Groff, Disney's Animal Kingdom
$25,461 CEF

Development of Population Viability Analysis Software for Captive Population Management
Joanne Earnhardt, Lincoln Park Zoo
$5,000 CEF

Continuing Investigations to Determine the Cause of Leukoencephalopathy in Zoo Felids
Linda Munson, University of California
$15,800 CEF

The Role of Hibernation in Stimulating Reproduction in Captive Temperate Toads
Terri Roth, Center for Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW)
$22,662 CEF
Roth, T.L., D.C. Szymanski, and E.D. Keyster. 2010. Effects of age, weight, hormones, and hibernation on breeding success in boreal toads (Bufo boreas boreas). Theriogenology 73: 501-511.

An Experimental Test of the Effects of Breeding Strategies Used in AZA Conservation Programs
Robert Lacy and Jean Dubach, Brookfield Zoo
$42,926 CEF

Prosimian Biomedical Survey, Madagascar
Randall Junge, Saint Louis Zoo; Cathy Williams, Duke University Primate Center; Graham Crawford, San Francisco Zoo; Edward Louis, Henry Doorly Zoo
$19,550 CEF

Threatened Philippine Reptiles Recovery Plan
Cynthia Bennett and Winston Card, Dallas Zoo
$16,547 CEF

Project Golden Frog
Anthony Wisnieski and Vicky Poole, The The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore; Kevin Zippel and Andy Snider, The Detroit Zoological Park; Erik Lindquist, Lee University; Roberto Ibanez, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
$25,100 DWCF

Oregon Silverspot Butterfly Population Supplementation
Blair Csuti and David Shepherdson, Oregon Zoo
$16,100 DWCF
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Sumatran Elephant Healthcare and Conservation Program
Susan Mikota, Oregon Zoo
$7,942 DWCF

Ecological Requirements That Influence Breeding and Foraging Site Selection in Wattled Cranes
Frederick Beall, Zoo New England
$14,455 DWCF

Behavioral Ecology of Micronesian Kingfishers
Susan Haig, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
$3,300 DWCF

Cuba Environmental Education Project
Tom Naiman, Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo
$21,057 DWCF

Biodiversity Survey on the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea, for a Proposed Wildlife Management Area
Lisa Dabek, Roger Williams Park Zoo
$15,450 DWCF

Modification and Dissemination of Conservation Education Software
Keith Winsten and Robin Dombeck, Brookfield Zoo
$20,820 DWCF/CEF


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