Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee
The Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee (WCMC) supports the development, promotion, evaluation, and management of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' cooperative Animal Programs, including 46 Taxon Advisory Groups (TAGs) and more than 300 Species Survival Plan® Programs (SSPs). The WCMC ensures superior animal care, management, and sustainability within AZA's Animal Programs, and collaborates with other AZA Committees and global zoological associations to achieve these goals.
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Robert Wiese, Ph.D., San Diego Zoo Global
Vice Chair for Taxon Advisory Groups and Species Survival Plans
Bruce Bohmke, Woodland Park Zoo
Vice Chair for Studbooks
Norah Fletchall, Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.
Vice Chair for Non-Member SSP Participation
Chelle Plasse, Disney's Animal Kingdom
Sarah Long, Lincoln Park Zoo
Jim Breheny, Wildlife Conservation Society
AZA Staff Liaisons
Paul Boyle, Ph.D.
Debborah Luke, Ph.D.
Candice Dorsey, Ph.D.
Joe Barkowski, Sedgwick County Zoo
Karen Goodrowe Beck, Ph.D., Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Sherry Branch, SeaWorld Orlando
Lewis Greene, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Billy Hurley, Georgia Aquarium
Larry Killmar, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Pete Mohan, Akron Zoo
Clyde Peeling, Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
Dwight Scott, Oklahoma City Zoo
Ron Surratt, Fort Worth Zoo
Steve Taylor, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo