Mark your calendars for the following AZA Annual Conference events and opportunities:
You can find a full schedule of AZA Annual Conference events here.
AZA SAFE now has 19 species programs that you and your institution can help support. To learn more, meet the SAFE species here.
Please visit the AZA calendar to find the current list of workshops, meetings, and training opportunities that are of interest to Animal Program participants and other zoo and aquarium professionals. To add to this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rainforest Trust SAVES Conservation
Rainforest Trust SAVES (Safeguarding Areas Vital to Endangered Species) partners with local conservation organizations to create new protected areas and expand existing ones for Critically Endangered and Endangered species. Through the SAVES Challenge, Rainforest Trust has the capacity to match, dollar for dollar, projects that target the establishment of protected areas for priority as Key Biodiversity Areas. Applications to create new protected areas are reviewed three times per year, and the next deadline is on November 1. Email SAVES with questions.
The Sue Hunter Animal Welfare Grant
The Animal Behavior Management Alliance is accepting applications for the Sue Hunter Animal Welfare Grant, an annual competitive grant that will provide financial support up to $2,000 for conservation projects, operant conditioning training programs, or animal enrichment needs. For more information on how to apply, please click here. The deadline is October 1.
Visit AZA's Other Conservation Funding Sources page for information about grants provided by AZA-accredited institutions as well as external sources. Please email any other funding opportunities to email@example.com for posting on the website.
Megan Stegmeir, Blank Park Zoo
Sarrah Kaye, Staten Island Zoo
Karyn Wheatley, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Find applications and instructions regarding vacancies in the Animal Program Handbooks. Applications are due October 1, 2018, unless otherwise noted. For a full list of available Program Leader positions, visit the Current Program Leader Vacancies page.
Please send application materials to Joe Barkowski, Parrot TAG Chair.
JAY, PLUSH CRESTED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.
Please send application materials to Jessi Krebs, Lizard TAG Chair.
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, Anseriformes TAG Chair.
MONKEY, BLACK HOWLER — due September 24, 2018
This is an International Studbook Keeper position. Applicants are requested to send the following materials to Martín Zordan:
To learn more about the responsibilities of an International Studbook Keeper, see the ISB Resource Manual.
For the vacancies listed below, please send application materials to Beth Firchau, Marine Fishes TAG Chair. In addition to the AZA documents normally required for the application, the MFTAG would like to request the following additional supplementary materials:
List of vacancies:
Please note that all documents are available for download on the Program's page found by logging in and searching the Animal Programs Database.
Armadillo, Southern Three-Banded
Deer, Pere David’s
Dove, Black-Naped Fruit
Monkey, Bolivian Gray Titi
Rhinoceros, Southern White
Falcon, African Pygmy
Rattlesnake, Eastern Massasauga
Turtle, Roti Island Snake-Necked
All announcements for the monthly Animal Programs Update should be submitted to the AZA Conservation, Management & Welfare Sciences Department at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 25th of the prior month.