AZA's Animal Programs are composed of Taxon Advisory Groups (TAGs), Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Programs and AZA Regional Studbooks. The AZA Animal Program Handbooks contain all of the administrative information needed to manage an AZA cooperative Animal Program, including detailed job descriptions, Program Leader, Officer, and Steering Committee/Management Group responsibilities and expectations, and accountability. The TAG Handbook includes details on everything needed to create and compile a TAG RCP. If you're interested in applying for a vacant Program Leader position, you can search in the Animal Programs Database or view the current listing.
These Animal Handbooks are living documents developed and updated by the AZA Conservation, Management, & Welfare Sciences Department and the Animal Population Management (APM) Committee.