Animal Programs Update - May

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ANIMAL PROGRAMS MONTHLY REPORT




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AZA Animal Programs: Tip-of-the-Month

Be sure to send your studbook database to the AZA Population Management Center (PMC) for backup regularly after updates to prevent the loss of your hard work!

AZA Research Survey

In 2014 did you participate in hypothesis-driven research, perhaps with respect to animal care or management? The 2014 Mission-Focused Research Survey has been sent to the research contact at your facility. Make sure your projects will be included in the 2014 Annual Report on Conservation Science! If you do not know who the research contact at your zoo or aquarium would be, please contact Arslan Ahmad

AZA Professional Development Course Scholarships

Looking to take an AZA Professional Development Course next year? Apply for a scholarship and get your expenses covered! Scholarship applications will be available on Friday May 8th. Visit the AZA website to learn more and apply. 

Workshops, Conferences, and Meetings

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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

BAT, STRAW-COLORED FRUIT
Abigail Varela, Houston Zoo, Inc.

New Program Leaders

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

FLAMINGO, CHILEAN
Dave Quavillon, Brevard Zoo

IBIS, WALDRAPP
Harrison Edell, Dallas Zoo

STORK, SADDLE-BILLED
Marcie Henry, Dallas Zoo

Studbook Keeper

SIAMANG
Becky Malinsky, Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Candidate Program Leader

EAGLE, STELLER’S SEA
Beau Parks, San Diego Zoo

PENGUIN, EMPEROR
Linda Henry, SeaWorld San Diego

TURTLE, MEXICAN BOX
Barry Downer, Tulsa Zoo

New Program Leader Vacancies

Find applications and instructions regarding vacancies in the Animal Program Handbooks.  Applications are due June 1, 2015, unless otherwise noted For a full list of available Program Leader positions, visit the Current Program Leader Vacancies page.

TAG Chair

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

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper 

CARDINAL, RED-CRESTED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

TANAGER, BLUE-GREY
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

TURTLE, ROTI ISLAND SNAKE-NECKED
Please send application materials to Michael Ogle, Chelonian TAG Chair.

Studbook Keeper

TORTOISE, RADIATED
Please send application materials to Michael Ogle, Chelonian TAG Chair.

Candidate Program Leader 

COCKATOO, YELLOW-CRESTED
Please send application materials to Joe Barkowski, Parrot 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

Bat, Rodrigues Fruit
Crane, Black Crowned
Duiker, Black
Loris, Pygmy
Macaw, Hyacinth
Mangabey, Black
Orangutan, Bornean
Orangutan, Sumatran
Owl, Spectacled
Pelican, Pink-backed
Sea Lion, California
Stingray, White-blotched River
Warthog, Common
Wolf, Red


Population Viability Analyses (PVAs) 

Chuckwalla, San Esteban
Lizard, Caiman
Lizard, Chinese Crocodile

 

  

 

 

 

 Studbooks

Bat, Straw-colored Fruit
Bongo, Eastern (International)
Bustard, Kori (International)
Falcon, African Pygmy
Lizard, Chinese Crocodile
Lizard, Rio Fuerte Beaded
Lizard, Texas Horned
Loris, Pygmy
Marmoset, Geoffroy’s
Otter, Asian Small-clawed
Pelican, Great White
Roadrunner, Greater
Roller, Blue-bellied
Seal, Harbor
Viper, Armenian

 

Regional Collection Plans (RCPs)

Parrot
Penguin
Struthioniformes
Turaco/Cuckoo 

 
 


 

 

 

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.