Animal Programs Update - April

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ANIMAL PROGRAMS MONTHLY REPORT




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AZA Animal Programs: Tip-of-the-Month

PMCTrack can be used 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!

Graduate Professional Training - Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, a partnership between George Mason University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), is offering a full schedule of unique, intensive residential training courses. Most courses can be taken either for graduate credit or continuing education units. Limited scholarships are available for international applicants and new reduced fees are now available to applicants from less-developed nations. Visit the website or email for more details about each course, course costs, and credits earned.
 Adaptive Management (May 18-22, 2015)
Conservation Breeding Centers for Wildlife Sustainability (June 1-5, 2015) - new course!

Workshops, Conferences, and Meetings

This section has moved!

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

CRAKE, BLACK
Greg Stimpson, Franklin Park Zoo

GOOSE, ORINOCO
Kayla Hanada, Dallas Zoo

New Program Leaders

TAG Chair

FRESHWATER FISHES
Jeff Mitchell, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

GAZELLE, ADDRA
Tim Their, Saint Louis Zoo

HORNBILL, GREAT
Carol Hunsperger, Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens

LAPWING, SPUR-WINGED
Mark Myers, Woodland Park Zoo

LAUGHING THRUSH, WHITE-CRESTED
Julia Ecklar, National Aviary

OKAPI
Steve Shurter, White Oak Conservation Center

STARLING, VIOLET (AMETHYST)
Harrison Edell, Dallas Zoo

SSP Coordinator

GIRAFFE, MASAI
Sheri Horiszny, Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens

GIRAFFE, RETICULATED/ROTHSCHILD
Lanny Brown, Nashville Zoo, Inc.

RHINOCEROS, EASTERN BLACK
Lisa Smith, Great Plains Zoo

Studbook Keeper

BONGO
Courtney Janney, Memphis Zoo

CHEETAH
Erin Moloney, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

GIRAFFE, MASAI
Erin Cantwell, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

GIRAFFE, RETICULATED/ROTHSCHILD
Erin Cantwell, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Candidate Program Leader

STARLING, EMERALD
Harrison Edell, Dallas Zoo

New Program Leader Vacancies

Find applications and instructions regarding vacancies in the Animal Program Handbooks.  For a full list of available Program Leader positions, visit the Current Program Leader Vacancies page.

No new vacancies at this time.

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

Babirusa
Cardinal, Red-capped
Gecko, Giant Leaf-tailed
Gecko, Henkel’s Leaf-tailed
Hornbill, Trumpeter
Macaw, Blue-throated
Mynah, Golden-crested
Penguin, Little Blue
Starling, Golden-breasted
Stingray, Bigtooth River
Stingray, Ocellated
Tamarin, Golden-headed Lion
Tern, Inca
Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffon


Population Viability Analyses (PVAs) 

Crane, Demoiselle
Seriema, Red-legged
Wolf, Red 

 

  

 

 

Studbooks

Bear, Sloth
Cardinal, Red-capped
Crake, Black
Deer, Eld’s
Goose, Orinoco
Leopard, Clouded (International)
Monitor, Crocodile
Mynah, Golden-crested
Parrot, Thick-billed
Woodhoopoe, Green

 

 
 


 

 

 

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.