You can use PMCTrack to prepare for your upcoming PMC planning meeting. See your planning progress and upcoming steps in the planning process on the Program Leader Dashboard. Send automated surveys to your IRs to collect institutional wants/needs and reasons why previous recommendations didn’t occur. Let PMCTrack “nudge” your IRs for survey reminders, and monitor survey responses using the reports generated by PMCTrack – spend your time understanding rather than organizing survey responses!
The Institutional Collection Planning Guidelines were created by the AZA Wildlife and Conservation Management Committee (WCMC), and this is an excellent resource for all institutional leaders. The guidelines give an overview of an Institutional Collection Plan (ICP), selection and criteria when choosing species for a collection, the development of an ICP, and finalizing the plan. You can find the guidelines on the AZA website.
AZA and the AZA Population Management Center (PMC) at Lincoln Park Zoo are excited to welcome Kristine Schad as the new director of the PMC. Kristine returns to Lincoln Park Zoo and the PMC after spending 4 years in Europe serving as the first full-time population biologist in the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) office. In that role she assisted EAZA’s managed animal programs in demographic and genetic analyses, defining roles and goals for programs, and providing technical advice about small population management and software. Before that, Kristine worked at the PMC, serving as the Studbook Analyst from 2006-2008 and as a Population Biologist from 2008-2013. Please send her an email and introduce yourself!
The Avian Scientific Advisory Group (ASAG) has created an award program to identify and reward significant achievement in Avian Husbandry in the Animal Management Field. The recipients of these awards are leaders in our field and committed to furthering avian conservation.
More details can be found on the flyer. The deadline is November 1, 2017. Please contact Steve Sarro to apply.
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.
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.
Amanda Knobbe, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Christine Fuehrmeyer, Lincoln Park Zoo
TORTOISE, BURMESE STAR
Ellen Zhao, Dallas Zoo
Val Hautekeete, Blank Park Zoo
Seth Groesbeck, Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Find applications and instructions regarding vacancies in the Animal Program Handbooks. Applications are due October 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 the AZA Conservation, Management & Welfare Sciences Department.
OWL, EURASIAN EAGLE
Please send application materials to Scott Tidmus, Raptor TAG Chair.
Please send application materials to Chris Baker, Snake TAG Vice 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.
Gorilla, Western Lowland
Hog, Red River
Magpie, Red-billed Blue
Rattlesnake, Eastern Massasauga
Rhinoceros, Southern White
Large Canids Care Manual - Spanish
Bustard, Buff-crested (International)
Hornbill, Southern Ground
Owl, Eurasian Eagle
Turtle, Arakan Forest
Turtle, Chinese Three-striped Box
Weaver, White-headed Buffalo
Wolf, Mexican (International)
Wombat, Southern Hairy-nosed
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.