CGF Awards

The AZA Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) supports the cooperative conservation and education initiatives of AZA and its members and partners. Since 1991, the CGF has provided more than $8 million to over 400 projects worldwide. We thank all donors, and particularly the Disney Conservation Fund, for their generous support of the CGF. View the full list of contributors in 2017 here.

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1991 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 1991. Each project lists the project title, principal investigators, their institutions, amount awarded, and source of the funding maintained within the AZA CEF. Sources included in the AZA CEF include the AZA Amphibian Fund (AF), Ralston Purina (RP), and the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF).

Bali Mynah Species Survival Plan
Robert Seibels, Riverbanks Zoological Park
$15,000 CEF

Development of Animal Records Keeping Manual
Jean D. Miller, Buffalo Zoological Gardens
$2,000 CEF

Support of the AAZPA Small Population Management Advisory Group
Michael Hutchins, Ph.D., American Zoo and Aquarium Association; Robert Wiese, Ph.D., Fort Worth Zoological Park
$20,000 CEF

Reproductive Strategies for Understanding, Managing, and Conserving Wild Felids
David Wildt, Ph.D., National Zoological Park; Gerald Brady, Potter Park Zoological Gardens; Michael Fouraker, Knoxville Zoological Gardens; Jack Grisham, Oklahoma City Zoological Park; John Lewis, John Ball Zoo; Stephen J. O'Brien, Ph.D. National Cancer Institute; Randall Rockwell, Jacksonville Zoological Park; Ulysses S. Seal, Captive Breeding Specialist Group; Ron L. Tilson, Ph.D., Minnesota Zoological Garden; Dan Wharton, Bronx Zoo
$80,000 RP

Support for the 1992 Mid-Year Meeting of the Felid Taxon Advisory Group
Jill Mellen, Ph.D., Metro Washington Park Zoo; David E. Wildt, Ph.D., National Zoological Park
$8,000 RP

AAZPA Conservation Academy
Bruce Read, Bruce Carr, Ph.D., and Debra Boyster, Saint Louis Zoo
$19,000 CEF

PVA and CAP for Sumatran Tigers
Ron L. Tilson, Ph.D., Minnesota Zoo; Ulysses S. Seal, Captive Breeding Specialist Group; Gerald Brady, Potter Park Zoological Gardens; Leslie A. Johnston, Ph.D., Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo; Gerald Binczik, Minnesota Zoo
$10,000 RP

Critical Definitions in Captive Breeding Management
Dan Wharton and George Amato, Bronx Zoo; Rob DeSalle, The American Museum of Natural History
$7,000 CEF

Core Support of Captive Breeding Specialist Group
Ulysses S. Seal, Ph.D. and Thomas D. Foose, Ph.D., Captive Breeding Specialist Group
$6,000 CEF

First International Symposium on the Disease and Conservation of Threatened Species
Ulysses S. Seal, Ph.D., Captive Breeding Specialist Group; Peregrine L. Wolff, D.V.M., Minnesota Zoological Garden
$15,000 CEF

A Comparison of Different Adjuvants for Use with Porcine Zona Pellucida Immunization in the Contraception of Captive Exotic Species
Jay F. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., Eastern Montana College
$9,000 CEF

TAG Report Development by ISIS
Nathan L. Flesness, Ph.D. and Paul N. Scobie, ISIS
$15,000 CEF

Behavioral Criteria and Endocrine Correlates of Estrus on Cheetahs: An Ongoing Study
Claus D. Sorensen and Camilla F. Norgaard, Institute of Population Biology
$7,300 RP

Preparation and Distribution of Contraceptive Implants to Zoos
Edward M. Plotka, M.D., Marshfield Medical Research Foundation
$2,000 CEF 

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