Animal Programs: Tip-of-the-Month
AZA’s Small Population Management Advisory Group (SPMAG) has designated a SPMAG Liaison to each TAG for population management-related questions. The SPMAG TAG Chair Liaison is a Population Management Center (PMC) or PMC Adjunct Population Biologist and member of SPMAG who will act as the first line of contact and communication for AZA TAG Chairs on population biology related topics. Please visit the Program Leader Portal to download the contact information for your SPMAG Liaison.
Animal Care Manual Now Translated into Spanish!
The Tapir Care Manual is now available in Spanish. A big thank you to Frank Camacho and the Tapir TAG for all of their hard work!
AZA Professional Development
Visit AZA's Professional Development page for a full listing of AZA Professional Development courses.
Miami University Earth Expedition Courses
Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2016 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 15 countries throughout the world. New in 2016 are courses in Galápagos and Paraguay.
Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad.
Workshops, Conferences, and Meetings
This section has moved!
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
Funding and Award Opportunities
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.
AZA Avian Scientific Advisory Group's Mary Healy Grant
The Avian Scientific Advisory Group is pleased to announce that it is
again offering leadership grants for non-management staff to attend the
ASAG meetings in March to present papers on advancements in the care,
welfare, reproduction, or conservation of avian species. Please see the Mary Healy Grant Program Guidelines for more information. Click here for the grant application materials. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2015.
BAT, EGYPTIAN FRUIT
Joshua Tarnowski, Disney’s Animal Kingdom
New Program Leaders
DEER (CERVID/TRAGULID) TAG
Michelle Hatwood, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species
PENGUIN, GENTOO (ELLSWORTHI)
Liane Berlepsch, SeaWorld
PENGUIN, GENTOO (PAPUA)
Lindsay Ireland, Detroit Zoo
Diana Major, SeaWorld San Diego
Jennie Becker, Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
New Program Leader Vacancies
Find applications and instructions
regarding vacancies in the Animal Program Handbooks. Applications are due December 1, 2015, unless otherwise noted.
full list of available Program Leader positions, visit the Current
Program Leader Vacancies page.
AQUATIC INVERTEBRATE TAG
Please send application materials to the AZA Conservation & Science Department.
SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper
Please send application materials to John Gramieri, Pangolin, Aardvark, Xenarthra TAG Chair.
Please send application materials to Keith Lovett, Anseriformes TAG Chair.
Please send application materials to Martha Fischer, Elephant TAG Chair.
Please send application materials to Joe Knobbe, Old World Monkey TAG Chair.
Please send application materials to Christie Eddie, Prosimian TAG Chair.
SNAKE, LOUISIANA PINE
Please send application materials to Chad Peeling, Snake TAG Chair.
Candidate Program Leader
Please send application materials to Chris Holmes, Galliformes TAG Chair.
Please note that all documents are available for download on the
Program's page found by logging in and searching the Animal Program
Breeding & Transfer Plans
Barbet, Red and Yellow
Deer, Western Tufted
Dove, Grey-Capped Emerald
Dove, Luzon Bleeding Heart
Hornbill, Southern Ground
Pheasant, Palawan Peacock
Rattlesnake, Eastern Massasauga
Rhinoceros, Southern White
Sloth, Hoffman's Two-Toed
Turtle, Coahuilan Box
Wolf, Mexican Gray
Animal Care Manuals
Tapir Care Manual - Spanish
Bat, Egyptian Fruit
Goose, African Pygmy
Goose, Indian Pygmy
Stork, European White
Turaco, Lady Ross'
Population Viability Analyses (PVAs)
Monkey, Schmidt's Red-Tailed
Regional Collection Plans
Terrestrial Invertebrates TAG
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.