Regional Collection Plans (RCPs) – due every 5 years
TAG Annual Reports – due July 15th every year. Submitted to the TAG’s WCMC Liaison and the AZA Vice President of Animal Programs.
Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Programs
Breeding and Transfer Plans – due every 3 years. Deadlines refer to the final draft of the Breeding and Transfer Plan.
Studbooks – due every 3 years, or initial studbook is due 1 year after taking Population Management 1 (PM1) if a new Studbook Keeper.
Population Management 1 (PM1) – deadline to take this professional development course is within 2 calendar years of starting as a Studbook Keeper.
Population Management 1 (PM1) – Candidate Program Leaders must submit an AZA Regional Studbook to the AZA Conservation & Science Department (firstname.lastname@example.org). If the Candidate Program Leader has not taken PM1 prior to submitting an initial AZA Regional Studbook, the Candidate Program Leader must identify to the AZA Conservation & Science Department that they have a skilled mentor that guided them through the process, and present their Studbook for review by a PM1 instructor, a PMC staff member, a PMC Adjunct Population Biologist, or an AZA Conservation & Science staff member.
Automated deadline reminders are emailed as a courtesy to remind the Program Leader, and other associated parties, of an upcoming deadline. Each email includes the appropriate instructions and relevant contact information. These automated emails are administered as follows:
Prior to the accountability deadline date, the Program Leader may request an extension by contacting their TAG Chair (or the WCMC Vice Chair for TAGs if the deadline is for a TAG’s RCP). If the TAG Chair grants the extension, the TAG Chair must contact the AZA Conservation & Science Department with the approved new deadline.
If the deadline was reached, the Program Leader has a 2-week grace period to submit the document. If an extension is needed at this point, the Institutional Liaison (IL) or Director of the Program Leader’s institution must contact the WCMC Vice Chair for TAGs (for RCPs) or the WCMC Vice Chair for SSPs & Studbooks (for Breeding and Transfer Plans or Studbooks) within the 2-week grace period to discuss the reason for the missed deadline, and request a new date. The WCMC will vote to determine if the reason for the missed deadline for the completion of the document is valid, and if so, a new deadline will be set. If the WCMC determines that the reason for the missed deadline is not valid, the Program Leader will likely be removed from their position.