Animal Programs Monthly Update: July 2017

July 2017

AZA Animal Programs: Tip-of-the-Month

The June 2017 Sustainability Designations list for AZA Animal Programs is now available! Please visit the Animal Programs Resources section of the AZA website to download the full listing.

AZA SAFE Update

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.

Vaquita Project Coordinators

SAFEvaquita@aza.org

  • Value chain and economic development

Shark and Ray Project Coordinators

SAFEshark@aza.org

  • Sustainability and awareness of consumption
  • Community-based conservation
  • Multimedia development
  • Policy and legislation

Cheetah Project Coordinators

SAFEcheetah@aza.org

  • Carnivore positive landscapes
  • Monitoring and enforcement capacity building
  • Cheetah distribution, demographics and population connectivity
  • Snaring abatement

Western Pond Turtle Project Coordinators

SAFEwesternpondturtle@aza.org

  • Habitat mapping

AZA Professional Development

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.

Professional Development Scholarship Applications are now available! 

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.

AZA Calendar

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.

New SSPs

BANTENG
Vacant

New Program Leaders

TAG Chair

CHARADRIIFORMES
Aimee Greenebaum, Monterey Bay Aquarium

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

DEER, MEXICAN RED BROCKET
Megan Tedeschi, Bergen County Zoological Park

RHEA, GREATER
Heather Anderson, Smithsonian National Zoological Park

SSP Coordinator

OTTER, ASIAN SMALL-CLAWED
Sarah Duncan, Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Candidate Program Leader

IBIS, STRAW-NECKED
Audrey Walker, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

New Program Leader Vacancies

Find applications and instructions regarding vacancies in the Animal Program Handbooks.  Applications are due August 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted. For a full list of available Program Leader positions, visit the Current Program Leader Vacancies page.

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

WALLABY, BENNETT’S
Please send application materials to Chris Hamlin Andrus, Marsupial and Monotreme TAG Chair.

SSP Coordinator

BANTENG
Please send application materials to Lisa Smith, Wild Cattle and Camelid TAG Chair.

DOVE, GREY-CAPPED EMERALD
Please send application materials to Chelle Plasse, Columbiformes TAG Chair.

MARKHOR, TURKMENIAN
Please send application materials to Gil Myers, Caprinae TAG Chair.

Candidate Program Leader

HORNBILL, WREATHED
Please send application materials to Paul Schutz, Coraciiformes TAG Chair.

New Publications

Please note that all documents are available for download on the Program's page found by logging in and searching the Animal Programs Database.

Breeding & Transfer Plans

Addax
Anoa, Lowland
Elephant, Asian
Frog, Golden Harlequin
Gazelle, Slender-horned
Goral, Chinese
Heron, Boat-billed
Hornbill, Rhinoceros
Monkey, Allen’s Swamp
Nyala, Lowland
Onager, Persian
Pigeon, Green-naped Pheasant
Rattlesnake, Santa Catalina Island
Siamang
Snake, Eastern Indigo
Vulture, Cape

Studbooks

Aracari, Green
Armadillo, Six Banded
Banteng
Beetle, American Burying
Bluebird, Fairy
Cat, Black-footed
Crane, Red-crowned
Flamingo, Greater
Gazelle, Thomson’s
Hippopotamus, River
Lapwing, Spur-winged
Lion
Monkey, Patas
Pronghorn, Peninsular
Sheep, Desert Bighorn
Turtle, Keeled Box
Warthog, Common
Zebra, Grevy’s

Want to contribute to the Update?

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.

 


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