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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2002 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 2002. 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).

Ecology and Conservation of Bahamian Rock Iguanas (Cyclura cychlura cychlura)
Charles Knapp, John G. Shedd Aquarium; Roger Cogan, The Phoenix Zoo
$10,850 CEF
Knapp, C.R. and A.K. Owens. 2005. Home range and habitat associations of a Bahamian iguana: implications for conservation. Animal Conservation 8: 269-278.

Knapp, C.R. and A.K. Owens. 2008. Nesting behavior and the use of termitaria by the Andros iguana (Cyclura cychlura cychlura). Journal of Herpetology 42(1): 46–53.

Knapp, C.R., Alvarez-Clare, S., and C. Perez-Heydrich. 2010. The influence of landscape heterogeneity and dispersal on survival of neonate insular iguanas. Copeia 2010(1): 62-70.

Enhancement of Health Care for Confiscated Turtles at the Turtle Conservation and Ecology Project, Cuc Phong National Park, Vietnam
Paul Calle and Bonnie Raphael, Wildlife Conservation Society
$20,350 CEF

Improving Protection of Maleo Nesting Grounds on Sulawesi, Indonesia Through Monitoring, Management, and Community Awareness
Robert Lee, Wildlife Conservation Society
$31,100 CEF

Addressing the Asian Turtle Crisis in Mainland China: Conservation Education and Herpetological Capacity Building
Dwight Lawson and Sarah Bexall, Zoo Atlanta; Chris Tabaka, Memphis Zoo
$12,300 CEF

Munda Wanga Zoo Education Project
Tom Naiman, Wildlife Conservation Society
$24,900 CEF

Using Primates to Teach Conservation in South America
Keith Winsten, Brookfield Zoo
$17,450 DWCFA

Multi-Institutional Study of Male Gorillas in a Variety of Social Contexts
Tara Stoinski, Zoo Atlanta; Kristen Lukas, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
$25,827 DWCF

Community-based Conservation and Hunting Sustainability in the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve
Cheryl Asa and Louise Bradshaw, Saint Louis Zoo $35,868 DWCF and CEF 


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