Animal Programs Monthly Update: September 2016

September 2016

AZA Animal Programs: Tip-of-the-Month

The September 2016 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.

SSP Sustainability Database and Collection Planning Roundtable

The AZA Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee is hosting a roundtable at the AZA Annual Conference on Friday, September 9 from 3:30-4:30 in the exhibit hall. Please stop by to ask questions about the SSP Sustainability Search Portal and reports, and learn how best to utilize this new tool in collection planning.

AZA SAFE Updates

The AZA SAFE Shark and Ray Call for Participation was held on Friday, August 26. The Shark and Ray Conservation Action Plan projects, goals, and actions were introduced to the wider AZA community. We look forward to working closely with AZA members and partners on these projects as Project Coordinators and Collaborations are identified. The webinar recording can be found on the AZA website with accompanying documents.

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 & Science Department.

New SSPs

CRANE, WHOOPING
Kim Boardman, International Crane Foundation - SSP Coordinator
Sharon Peregoy, USGS Patuxent Research Center - Studbook Keeper

STORK, STORM'S
Sprina Liu, Dallas Zoo

New Program Leaders

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

BAT, EGYPTIAN FRUIT
Megan Terry, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

MACAW, HYACINTH
Emily Insalaco, Denver Zoo

PORCUPINE, NORTH AMERICAN
Amy Wilson, Blank Park Zoo

SAKI, WHITE-FACED
Tami Murphy, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

TURTLE, CHINESE-THREE STRIPED BOX
Jeff Dawson, Saint Louis Zoo

Studbook Keeper

CAT, PALLAS'S
Scott Kayser, Birmingham Zoo

Candidate Program Leader

GECKO, TURQUIOISE DWARF
Andy Snider, Chicago Zoological Society – Brookfield Zoo

THRUSH, COMMON SHAMA
Kate Lyngle-Cowand, Tracy Aviary

URIAL, TRANS CASPIAN
Jonathan Rolfs, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

New Program Leader Vacancies

Find applications and instructions regarding vacancies in the Animal Program Handbooks.  Applications are due October 1, 2016, unless otherwise noted. For a full list of available Program Leader positions, visit the Current Program Leader Vacancies page.

TAG Chair

RHINOCEROS TAG
Please send application materials to the AZA Conservation & Science Department.

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

CHEVROTAIN, GREATER MALAYAN
Please send application materials to Michelle Hatwood, Deer (Cervid/Tragulid) TAG Chair.

DEER, MEXICAN RED BROCKET
Please send application materials to Michelle Hatwood, Deer (Cervid/Tragulid) TAG Chair.

GOOSE, SWAN
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, Anseriformes TAG Chair.

LEOPARD, CLOUDED
Please send application materials to Don Goff, Felid TAG Chair.
** Please include with this application a short bio of yourself with specific reference to working with clouded leopards, and if you have completed PM1, PM2, or both.

PUDU, CHILEAN
Please send application materials to Michelle Hatwood, Deer (Cervid/Tragulid) TAG Chair.

SQUIRREL, PREVOST’S
Please send application materials to Rebecca Bearman, Rodent, Insectivore, Lagomorph TAG Chair.

VULTURE, CAPE
Please send application materials to Scott Tidmus, Raptor TAG Chair.

VULTURE, WHITE-BACKED
Please send application materials to Scott Tidmus, Raptor TAG Chair.

Studbook Keeper

GOOSE, RED-BREASTED
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, Anseriformes TAG Chair.

MARKHOR, TURKMENIAN
Please send application materials to Jeff Holland, Caprinae TAG Chair.

Candidate Program Leader

IBIS, BLACK-FACED
Please send application materials to Harrison Edell, Ciconiiformes/Phoenicopteriformes 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
  • Armadillo, Screaming
  • Crane, Wattled
  • Goose, Swan
  • Iguana, Fiji Island Banded
  • Kea
  • Monitor, Black Tree
  • Snake, Louisiana Pine
  • Tamarin, Cotton-top
  • Tiger, Generic
  • Tiger, Malayan
  • Tiger, Sumatran
  • Trumpeter, Grey-winged
  • Turtle, Spotted
  • Troupial
Population Viability Analyses (PVAs)
  • Aoudad, Kordofan
  • Dog, Bush
  • Dove, Black-naped Fruit
  • Gibbon, Lar (White-handed)
  • Horse, Asian Wild
  • Hyena, Spotted
  • Lizard TAG Summary
  • Pigeon, Victoria-crowned
  • Siamang
  • Wolf, Mexican Gray
Studbooks
  • Crane, Whooping
  • Dove, Black-naped Fruit
  • Frogmouth, Tawny
  • Gorilla, Western Lowland
  • Guenon, Wolf’s
  • Hyrax, Rock
  • Kudu, Lesser
  • Lizard, Texas Horned
  • Meerkat
  • Moulfon, Armenian
  • Spoonbill, Roseate
  • Starling, Golden-breasted
  • Starling, Grosbeak
  • Stork, Storm’s
  • Tortoise, African Pancake
  • Turtle, Spotted
  • Wolf, Mexican Gray (International)
  • Wood-Partridge, Crested
GSMP
  • Laughingthrush, Blue-crowned
MateRx
  • Stingray, Bigtooth River

Want to contribute to the Update?

All announcements for the monthly Animal Programs Update should be submitted to the AZA Conservation & Science Department by the 25th of the prior month.


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