Animal Program Resources

This section contains resources for all Animal Program participants, including Animal Program Officers, Institutional Liaisons (ILs), Institutional Representatives (IRs), Animal Program Advisors, Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) members, and anyone interested in becoming involved in Animal Programs. For a general overview of Animal Programs, Animal Management Centers, and Animal Program roles, visit About Animal Programs.

Animal Programs Database - Login required for TAG, SSP, and Studbook contact information and documents.
The Animal Programs Database includes general information about AZA's Taxon Advisory Groups (TAGs), Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Programs, Studbooks, as well  Program Leader, Officer, IR, and Advisor contact information. Documents such as TAG Regional Collection Plans (RCPs), SSP Breeding and Transfer Plans, Studbooks, Global Species Management Plans (GSMPs), MateRx's, and Population Viability Analyses (PVAs) are also found in the Animal Programs Database.


Animal Program Handbooks
These handbooks include TAG, SSP, Studbook, and SAG Handbooks.

Animal Program Applications
All Animal Program Officer applications can be found here.

Resource Documents
This page is where general resources for Animal Program Leaders and participants can be found, including the Sustainability Partner policy and application. Templates for AZA Regional Studbooks, TAG Annual Reports, and SAG Annual Reports, as well as templates for Guidelines, Position Statements, and White Papers can be found here as well.

SSP Reimagination Resources- Login required
The Animal Population Management (APM) Committee is working diligently to address the sustainability crisis of animal populations within AZA. As a result, the APM Committee has designed a new SSP framework that will be fully implemented by 2023.  This page is dedicated to distributing resources to the AZA community and to support program leaders through the transition. 

Contact Information - Login required
Contact information for Animal Population Management (APM) Committee TAG Liaisons, TAG Chairs, Small Population Management Advisory Group (SPMAG) TAG Liaisons, ILs, and Candidate Program Leaders. For Animal Program Officer, Advisor, and IR contact information, visit the Animal Programs Database.

Animal Program Sustainability Designations - Login required
The Animal Program Sustainability Designations is the complete list of SSPs. This document is updated quarterly on the website.

Animal Programs Monthly Update
The Animal Programs Monthly Update includes Animal Program announcements, announcements from the AZA office, new Program Leaders, new Program Leader vacancies, and new Animal Program publications including RCPs, SSP Breeding and Transfer Plans, Studbooks, GSMPs, MateRx's, PVAs, and Animal Care Manuals.

Current Program Leader Vacancies
Find all current Program Leader vacancies here.

Online Training Modules
These modules provide helpful hints on navigating the AZA website, the Animal Programs Database, PMCTrack, utilizing MateRx and PopLink as population management tools, and how to get involved in Animal Programs.

Dedicated Funds
This page provides information for the management of an AZA Dedicated Fund. A Dedicated Fund is designed to hold and distribute monies raised specifically to support projects initiated or coordinated by an AZA Animal Program or SAFE Species Program.

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