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

2000 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 2000. 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).

Multi-Institutional Visitor Education Project
Kathleen Wagner, Philadelphia Zoo; Jackie Ogden, Disney's Animal Kingdom; Cynthia Vernon, Brookfield Zoo
$16,345 CEF

Proposal to Diminish the Impact of Grass Fires: Main Limiting Factors of Breeding Success of Cranes in the Russian Far East
Carol Hesch, Memphis Zoo
$8,320 CEF

Recombination in Invertebrate-algal Symbiosis and Its Implications for Coral Reef Conservation: Using Public and Private Aquarium Collections to Understand How Reef Coral Symbioses Respond to Long-term Environmental Change
Andrew Baker, New York Aquarium
$19,760 CEF

Changes in Adrenal Corticoids as a Measure of Stress During Translocation and Exercise in Cheetahs
Linda Munson, University of California
$9,750 CEF

Conservation Education & Captive Introductions for the Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)
Luke Dollar, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
$5,000 CEF

Analysis of Coronavirus from Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus): Genetic Analysis, Epidemiology, and Detection of Infection
Melissa Kennedy and Stephen Kania, UTCVM
$14,500 CEF

Development and Validation of Simple and Rapid LH and P4 Field Kits for Prediction of Ovulation in the Elephant
Deborah Olson, Indianapolis Zoo; Dennis Schmitt, Southwest Missouri State University; David Blasko, Six Flags Marine World
$18,700 CEF

The Ecology, Geographical Distribution, and Conservation of the Banggai Cardinalfish Pterapogon kauderni (Teleostei, Apogonidae)
Alejandro Vagelli, The New Jersey State Academy for Aquatic Sciences
$14,760 CEF

Evaluation of Genetic Relatedness Among Green Aracaris and an Evaluation of the Utility of DNA "Fingerprint" Data for Use in Maximizing Gene Diversity
Kevin Willis, Minnesota Zoo
$5,475 CEF

Micronesian Kingfisher Husbandry Workshop
Aliza Baltz and Beth Bahner, Philadelphia Zoo; Lanis Petrik, Brookfield Zoo
$14,000 CEF

Project Golden Frog
Anthony Wisnieski and Vicky Poole, The The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore; Kevin Zippel, The Detroit Zoological Park; Andy Snider, The Detroit Zoological Park; Erik Lindquist, Lee University; Roberto Ibanez, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
$31,350 CEF

Goualougo Triangle Chimpanzee Study
David Morgan, Wildlife Conservation Society
$17,249 DWCF

Caribbean Coral Propagation Facility
R. Sean Coats and Kenneth Yates, The Florida Aquarium
$21,000 DWCF

Western Pond Turtle Project
Frank Slavens, Woodland Park Zoo
$14,500 DWCF

Chelonian Advisory Group Asian Turtle Conservation Program: Expansion of Turtle Holding Facilities at Cuc Phong Turtle Conservation and Ecology Center and Soc Son Rescue Center
David Collins, Tennessee Aquarium
$24,440 DWCF

Restoration of Two Critically Endangered West Indian Rock Iguanas Through Headstarting and Release
Allison Alberts, Zoological Society of San Diego; Richard Hudson, Fort Worth Zoo
$24,990 DWCF

The Preservation of Cap Ste Marie: An Action Plan
John Behler and William Holmstrom, Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo
$10,950 DWCF/CEF

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

1998 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 1998. 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).

Seahorse Husbandry, Management, and Conservation International Workshop
Jeff Boehm, D.V.M., Roger Klocek, and Bert Vescolani, John G. Shedd Aquarium
$10,185 DWCF

Population Assessment and Propagation of the Barrens Topminnow (Fundulus julisia) and Imperiled Freshwater Fish of the Eastern Highland Rim, Tennessee
Christopher S. Coco, Tennessee Aquarium
$19,992 CEF

Tree Kangaroo In Situ Conservation Project
Lisa Dabek, Ph.D., Roger Williams Park Zoo
$14,500 DWCF

Determining the Migratory Routes of a Restored Population of Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus cygnus buccinator) Using Satellite/Radio Telemetry
Edward Diebold, Riverbanks Zoological Park and Botanical Garden; Fred Koontz, Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo; Sumner Matteson, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
$9,615 CEF

Antigenic Heterogeneity of Ophidian Paramyxovirus
Stephen Kania, Ph.D., Melissa Kennedy, D.V.M. and Edward Ramsay, D.V.M., University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
$16,900 CEF 

Noninvasive Study of the Ecology of Wild Bush Dogs in Paraguay
Robert Klemm, Ph.D., Sunset Zoo
$8,480 CEF

Population Management 2000 Software Development
Robert Lacy, Ph.D., Brookfield Zoo; Jonathan Ballou, Ph.D., National Zoological Park
$20,540 DWCF/CEF 

The Serologic Survey of Thick-billed Parrots (Rhychopsitta pachyrhyncha pachyrhyncha) for Herpesvirus and Detection of Herpesvirus Using Cell Culture and DNA Probes as Part of a Conservation Strategy
Nadine Lamberski, D.V.M., Riverbanks Zoological Park and Botanical Garden; Susan Healy, Sacramento Zoo; Branson W. Ritchie, D.V.M, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
$20,123 DWCF

Mexican Wolf SSP Keeper Training Workshop
Susan Lyndaker Lindsey, Wild Canid Survival and Research Center
$6,000 CEF 

Educator's Notebook about Bats
Terry O'Connor, Woodland Park Zoo; Norma Lewis, Birmingham Zoo
$6,000 DWCF

Characterization and Hormonal Control and Aggression in Gerenuk (Litocranius walleri walleri) Bachelor Groups
Linda Penfold, Ph.D. and Steven Monfort, D.V.M., Ph.D. Conservation and Research Center
$16,070 CEF

Conservation Status of Bonobos (Pan paniscus) and Large Mammals in the Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo
Gay Reinartz, Ph.D. and Inogwabini Bila-Isia, Zoological Society of Milwaukee County; Tom Butynski, Zoo Atlanta-Africa Biodiversity Conservation Project
$19,735 DWCF/CEF

Sperm Cryopreservation and Controlled Gamete Release for Enhancing Toad Propagation
Terri Roth, Ph.D., Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
$8,150 CEF

Bali Mynah Recovery Plan
Robert Seibels, Riverbanks Zoological Gardens
$27,100 DWCF/CEF

Western Pond Turtle Project
Frank Slavens, Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
$18,500 CEF

Behavioral Ecology of the Micronesian Kingfisher on Pohnpei: Use of a Surrogate Subspecies in Recovery of the Kingfishers from Guam
Susan Haig, Ph.D., U.S.G.S. Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
$10,000 DWCF 

Diagnosis and Prevention of Tragopan Herpesvirus Disease
Don Bruning and Christine Sheppard, Wildlife Conservation Society
$16,500 CEF

Wildlife Conservation Society Papua New Guinea Education Project
Annette Berkovits, Wildlife Conservation Society
$20,000 CEF

Faunal Survey and GIS Database for Glover's Reef Atoll, Belize
Dennis Thoney, Ph.D., Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation; Fred Koontz, Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society
$21,400 CEF 

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

1996 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 1996. 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).

Strategies for the Survival of the Free-Ranging Cheetah, Namibia, Africa
Laurie Marker-Kraus, Cheetah Conservation Fund
$21,000 RP

Development, Production, and Safety Evaluation of Canine Distemper Vaccines for Use in Exotic Carnivores
Richard Montali, D.V.M., National Zoological Park; Werner P. Heuschele, Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species; Elizabeth S. Williams, D.V.M., University of Wyoming Department of Veterinary Sciences
$46,120 CEF

Population Census and Habitat Assessment of Cotton-Top Tamarins in Colombia
Anne Savage, Ph.D., Roger Williams Park Zoo
$12,853 DWCF/CEF

Production and Distribution of a Husbandry Manual for Small Cats
Jill Mellen, Ph.D., Disney's Animal Kingdom
$4,290 RP

Restocking Program for Black and White Ruffed Lemurs in the Betampona Natural Reserve
Charles Welch and Andrea Katz, Duke University Primate Center
$16,160 DWCF/CEF

Development of Nutritional Advisory Group Technical Papers and a Loose-leaf Zoo/Aquarium Nutrition/Dietary Handbook
Duane E. Ullrey, Ph.D.
$3,000 CEF

Plague and Conservation of Black-Footed Ferrets
Elizabeth S. Williams, D.V.M., Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory
$12,240 CEF

Coral Propagation ("Coral Farm")
Bruce A. Carlson, Waikiki Aquarium
$20,000 DWCF

Conservation and Field Research Support for the Endangered Jamaican Iguana
Richard Hudson, Forth Worth Zoological Garden
$10,000 CEF

Conservation of the Maned Wolf in Emas National Park, Brazil
Stephanie Bestelmeyer, Colorado State University Department of Biology
$4,000 DWCF

The Rio de Janeiro Primate Center Support for Critical Infrastructure Improvements
Andrew J. Baker, Ph.D., Philadelphia Zoological Gardens
$16,260 DWCF/CEF

Development of a Computerized Zoo Nutrition and Diet Records Keeping System (Zootrition® Dietary Management Software)
Ellen S. Dierenfeld, Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society
$27,000 CEF

Field Study of Blue Poison-Dart Frog (Dendobates azureus)
Jack Cover, National Aquarium in Baltimore
$23,400 CEF

Zoo Biology, Husbandry, and Management Training for Brazilian Zoos
Christen H. Wemmer, Ph.D. and Steven L. Monfort, D.V.M., Ph.D., Conservation and Research Center
$12,200 DWCF/CEF

Environmental Education and Outreach in Southeast Asia
Steven L. Monfort, D.V.M., Ph.D. and Christen H. Wemmer, Ph.D., Conservation and Research Center
$20,000 DWCF

Detection of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus in Nondomestic Cat Semen
JoGayle Howard, D.V.M., Ph.D., National Zoological Park; Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, D.V.M., Ph.D., North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
$14,710 RP

Jamaican Iguana Conservation and Field Research
Richard Hudson, Fort Worth Zoological Park
$6,500 CEF

Veterinary Training for Russia's Crane Conservation Programs
Julia Ann Langenberg, D.V.M., International Crane Foundation
$8,490 CEF

Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology to Conserve the Cinereous Vulture
Julie A. Long, Ph.D., Riverbanks Zoological Park and Botanical Garden; Nancy Czekala and Nancy C. Harvey, Ph.D., Center for Reproduction in Endangered Species; Mary Jo Willis, Denver Zoological Gardens; Karen Grzybowski, Milwaukee County Zoological Park
$21,817 CEF

SSP Demographic and Genetic Evaluation
Steven D. Thompson, Ph.D., Lincoln Park Zoo; R. Andrew Odum, Toledo Zoological Gardens
$21,700 CEF

A Field Study of Sun Bears in Maenam Phachi, Thailand
David L. Garshelis, Ph.D., State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; James L. David Smith, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
$23,700 CEF

Proposal to Determine the Status of Carnivores in Sri Lanka and to Establish a Biological Framework for Their Conservation
Michael R. Pelton, Ph.D., University of Tennessee Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
$7,000 CEF

Workshop on Demographic Analysis Techniques for Population Management
Jonathan D. Ballou, Ph.D., National Zoological Park; Robert J. Wiese, Ph.D., Fort Worth Zoological Gardens
$25,560 CEF 

1995 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 1995. 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). 

Continuing Safety Assessments of Contraceptives in Zoo Felids
Linda Munson, D.V.M., Ph.D., University of California College of Veterinary Medicine
$56,327 RP

Expansion of the Cheetah Conservation Fund Educational Program
Laurie Marker-Kraus, Cheetah Conservation Fund
$16,865 RP

Impact of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus on Immunological Parameters of Nondomestic Felids
Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, D.V.M., Ph.D., North Carolina State University Pylon Research Laboratories
$17,808 RP

Bat Teaching Kits
Terry O'Connor, Woodland Park Zoo
$5,000 DWCF

Satellite Tracking of Released Red-Crowned and White Naped Cranes at the Khinganski Nature Reserve
Christine Sheppard, Bronx Zoo
$5,000 DWCF

Survey of Lanier Swamp, Isla de Lea Juventud, Cuba
William McMahan, Louisville Zoological Garden
$5,000 DWCF

Proposal to Support the Ilha Comprida Nature Center
John Wortman, Denver Zoological Gardens; Natasha Schischakin, Houston Zoological Garden
$10,000 DWCF

Implementation of Conservation Plan for a Critically Endangered Malagasy Freshwater Fish
Paul Loiselle, Ph.D., The Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation; Rick Haeffner, Denver Zoological Gardens
$5,000 DWCF

Black-Footed Ferret Species Survival PlanĀ® (SSP) Education Program
Lynne Baptista, American Zoo and Aquarium Association
$5,000 DWCF

A Cooperative Student Internship Program Between AZA and the University of Maryland Graduate Program in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology
Michael Hutchins, Ph.D., American Zoo and Aquarium Association
$10,080 DWCF

Tree Kangaroo SSP Avian TB Research Project
Judy Steenberg, Woodland Park Zoo, Valerie Thompson, San Diego Zoo
$10,000 DWCF

Reintroduction Initiatives for the Mona/Virgin Islands Boa on the Puerto Rico Bank
Peter Tolson, Ph.D., Toledo Zoological Society
$5,000 DWCF

Proposal to Support the Rio de Janeiro Primate Center
Andrew Baker, Ph.D., Philadelphia Zoological Gardens
$10,000 DWCF

Proyecto Titi: The Development of Artificial "Vindes" to Reduce Firewood Consumption in Coloso, Colombia
Anne Savage, Ph.D., Roger Williams Park Zoo
$5,000 DWCF

Jamaican Iguana Field Conservation Project
Richard Hudson, Fort Worth Zoological Park
$5,000 DWCF

The Wetlands-Wood Stork Project
Elizabeth Stevens, Ph.D., Zoo Atlanta
$5,000 DWCF

Determination of the Incidence of Avian Tuberculosis in Guam Avifauna
Randy Junge, D.V.M., Saint Louis Zoo
$5,000 DWCF

Maned Wolf Field Study of Parental Care and Infant Development
Melissa Rodden, Conservation and Research Center
$4,000 DWCF 

1994 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 1994. 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).

Conservation Strategies for the Long-Term Survival of the Cheetah
Laurie Marker-Kraus and Daniel Kraus, Cheetah Conservation Fund
$18,000 RP

Continuing Safety Assessments of Contraceptives for Nondomestic Felids
Linda Munson, D.V.M., Ph.D., University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
$34,000 RP

Verification and Medical Rescue of Tiger Founders in the Indonesian Sumatran Tiger Program
Ronald L. Tilson, Ph.D., Minnesota Zoo; Douglas Armstrong, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo; Gerald Brady, Potter Park Zoo
$15,000 RP 

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