Animal Programs Update - February

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ANIMAL PROGRAMS MONTHLY REPORT




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AZA Animal Programs: Tip-of-the-Month

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AZA SAFE Update

A webinar was held Friday January 29th with the AZA African Penguin SSP Institutional Representatives to discuss the implementation of the projects mapped out in the African Penguin Conservation Action Plan. The African Penguin Conservation Action Plan Update and Call for Participation Webinar can be viewed on the AZA YouTube page. Contact Debi Luke at AZA for more information on any of the projects.
 
Are you interested in learning more about AZA SAFE? You can also watch the more general AZA SAFE Update and Next Steps Webinar that was held for Program Leaders Wednesday January 27th.
 
Log in to the AZA Network and join the AZA SAFE Group for access to all of the AZA SAFE materials developed so far, including briefing presentations, SAFE logos, social media graphics and sign templates! 

New AZA Position Statement and White Paper

The AZA Board has approved the Sustainability Considerations for Developing an Aquatic Invertebrate & Fish Collection Plan position statement and white paper! The final draft of this paper went through a rigorous review process, and all comments and suggestions were reviewed and integrated as appropriate. You can now find this position statement and white paper on the AZA website.

AZA Conservation Grants Funds

AZA’s Conservation Grants Fund is now accepting applications! Proposals are due March 15, 2016 and information about the CGF and application materials are available on the AZA website. Please contact AZA with any questions.

Amphibian TAG Grant for Amphibian Conservation 

The Amphibian TAG awards up to $2,000 per grant cycle for projects that focus on amphibian conservation. This can include field work, captive propagation and educational initiatives. Priority will be given to projects that focus on the conservation of species within the scope of the Amphibian TAG Regional Collection Plan (RCP). Deadline for submissions is April 1st.

Please submit completed applications to Andy Snider.

AZA Professional Development

New year, new courses! Register today for one of AZA’s two new course offerings:

  • Animal Welfare: Evidence-Based Management, April 10 - 16, 2016 hosted by CZL – Brookfield Zoo
  • Aquarium Design, Husbandry, & Leadership, May 2 - 6, 2016 hosted by Shedd Aquarium

Learn more and register here.

Visit AZA's Professional Development page for a full listing of AZA Professional Development courses.

Workshops, Conferences, and Meetings

Please visit the Animal Programs Workshops, Conferences, & Meetings page to find the current list of these workshops 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

Funding and Award Opportunities

Please be sure to visit AZA's Other Conservation Funding Sources page for information about grants provided by AZA-accredited institutions as well as external sources and check out the excel sheet for detailed information on many other useful resources. Please email any other funding opportunities to AZA's Conservation Department for posting on the website.

New SSPs

BUFFALO, AFRICAN SAVANNA
Jordan Schimming, Denver Zoo
 
EAGLE, STELLER’S SEA
Beau Parks, San Diego Zoo

New Program Leaders

TAG Chair

BEAR TAG
Rebecca Snyder, Oklahoma City Zoological Park

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

KANGAROO, EASTERN GRAY
Shelley Scherer, Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo
 
KANGAROO, WESTERN GRAY
Joseph Svoke, Virginia Zoo
 
SWAN, TRUMPETER
Tiffany Mayo, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
 
TURTLE, COAHUILAN BOX
Trent Barnhart, Santa Barbara Zoo

New Program Leader Vacancies

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

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

BIRD-OF-PARADISE, SUPERB
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.
 
DOVE, JAMBU FRUIT
Please send application materials to Chelle Plassé, Columbiformes TAG Chair.
 
GOOSE, ORINOCO
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, Anseriformes TAG Chair.
 
MARMOSET, GEOFFROY’S
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, New World Primate TAG Chair.
 
TOAD, HOUSTON
Please send application materials to Diane Barber, Amphibian TAG Chair.

Studbook Keeper

CROCODILE, CUBAN
Please send application materials to Kent Vliet, Crocodilian TAG Chair.
 
FOX, FENNEC
Please send application materials to Karen Bauman, Canid and Hyaenid TAG Chair.
 
TAMARIN, COTTON-TOP
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, New World Primate TAG Chair.  

Candidate Program Leader

THRUSH, COMMON SHAMA
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, New World Primate 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 Program Database.


Breeding & Transfer  Plans

Bettong, Brush-tailed
Bobcat
Cardinal, Red-capped
Frog, Dusky Gopher
Giraffe, Masai
Kiwi, Northern Island Brown
Lemur, Black & White Ruffed
Macaw, Red-fronted
Otter, North American River
Otter, Northern Sea
Otter, Southern Sea
Penguin, Southern Rockhopper
Pig, Visayan Warty
Puma
Rail, Guam
Stork, European White
Tanager, Turquoise
Tapir, Baird’s
Turaco, White-cheeked
Turtle, Bog
Zebra, Plains

  

Population Viability Analyses (PVAs) 

Monkey, Patas

Studbooks

Antelope, Sable
Bear, Andean Spectacled
Caracal
Cat, Fishing
Cat, Sand
Eagle, Steller’s Sea
Flamingo, Greater
Flamingo, Lesser
Hornbill, Wrinkled
Ibis, Scarlet
Lemur, Mongoose
Macaw, Red-fronted
Monitor, Black Tree
Penguin. Macaroni
Pheasant, Palawan Peacock
Seal, Gray
Takin, Sichuan
Tapir, Malayan
Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffon
Wallaby, Bennett’s

MateRx

Buffalo, African Savanna

 

 


Want to contribute to the Update?

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