If you need an extension for your SSP Breeding & Transfer Plan or Studbook, please contact your TAG Chair and the AZA Conservation, Management & Welfare Sciences Department prior to the upcoming deadline and be sure to request a new deadline date.
The following AZA SAFE projects are still in need of project coordinators! For more information about a specific project, use the designated email address listed with each AZA SAFE species.
Registration is now open for the remainder of our 2017 courses! These are some of our most popular courses of the year so register early to secure your space for your preferred session. Early registrants will also catch our most discounted rate to attend! For more information and to register, visit the website.
Interested in taking one of AZA's Professional Development courses in the next year? Apply for a scholarship to cover your costs. Visit the website to learn more and apply by July 15th.
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 AZA's Conservation, Management & Welfare Sciences Department.
The Fort Worth Zoo is seeking proposals in 2017 for the Arthur A. Seeligson Jr. Conservation Fund (SCF). The SCF was established to promote and enable conservation of native Texas wildlife through partnerships with scientists, educators, organizations and private landowners committed to conserving the biodiversity of Texas. Funds requested should be $5,000 or less. For proposal guidelines and the application form please contact Jenny Elston, Ph.D., Curator of Conservation and Behavior. For more information about the SCF please visit the Fort Worth Zoo website. The application deadline is June 30, 2017.
Anne Heitman, Sedgwick County Zoo
VETERINARY ADVISORY GROUP
Hayley Murphy, Zoo Atlanta
Susan Greer, Dallas Zoo
Gwen Harris, Oregon Zoo
WALLABY, YELLOW-FOOTED ROCK
Damian Lechner, Palm Beach Zoo
Emily Lutz, Chicago Zoological Society – Brookfield Zoo
TREE KANGAROO, MATSCHIE’S
Davi Ann Norsworthy, Lincoln Children’s Zoo
BULBUL, COLLARED FINCH-BILLED
Harrison Edell, Dallas Zoo
TURTLE, PASCAGOULA MAP
Ryan Dumas, Newport Aquarium
Find applications and instructions regarding vacancies in the Animal Program Handbooks. Applications are due July 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted. For a full list of available Program Leader positions, visit the Current Program Leader Vacancies page.
Please send application materials to Lindsay Sears, Pangolin, Aardvark, and Xenarthra TAG Chair.
Please send application materials to Martha Fischer, Elephant TAG Chair.
Please note that all documents are available for download on the Program's page found by logging in and searching the Animal Programs Database.
Ibis, African Sacred
Ibis, Madagascar Crested
Ibis, Southern Bald
Stork, Abdim’s (White-bellied)
Stork, European White
Tamarin, Bearded Emperor
Armadillo, Six Banded
Armadillo, Southern Three-banded
Duck, Spotted Whistling
Monkey, Central American Spider
Monkey, Mexican Spider
Monkey, Robust Black Spider
Monkey, Variegated Spider
Snake, Louisiana Pine
Tiger - Spanish
All announcements for the monthly Animal Programs Update should be submitted to the AZA Conservation, Management & Welfare Sciences Department by the 25th of the prior month.