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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Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 1995. 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).
Continuing Safety Assessments of Contraceptives in Zoo FelidsLinda Munson, D.V.M., Ph.D., University of California College of Veterinary Medicine$56,327 RP
Expansion of the Cheetah Conservation Fund Educational ProgramLaurie Marker-Kraus, Cheetah Conservation Fund$16,865 RP
Impact of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus on Immunological Parameters of Nondomestic FelidsSuzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, D.V.M., Ph.D., North Carolina State University Pylon Research Laboratories$17,808 RP
Bat Teaching KitsTerry O'Connor, Woodland Park Zoo$5,000 DWCF
Satellite Tracking of Released Red-Crowned and White Naped Cranes at the Khinganski Nature ReserveChristine Sheppard, Bronx Zoo$5,000 DWCF
Survey of Lanier Swamp, Isla de Lea Juventud, CubaWilliam McMahan, Louisville Zoological Garden$5,000 DWCF
Proposal to Support the Ilha Comprida Nature CenterJohn Wortman, Denver Zoological Gardens; Natasha Schischakin, Houston Zoological Garden$10,000 DWCF
Implementation of Conservation Plan for a Critically Endangered Malagasy Freshwater FishPaul Loiselle, Ph.D., The Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation; Rick Haeffner, Denver Zoological Gardens$5,000 DWCF
Black-Footed Ferret Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Education ProgramLynne Baptista, American Zoo and Aquarium Association$5,000 DWCF
A Cooperative Student Internship Program Between AZA and the University of Maryland Graduate Program in Sustainable Development and Conservation BiologyMichael Hutchins, Ph.D., American Zoo and Aquarium Association$10,080 DWCF
Tree Kangaroo SSP Avian TB Research ProjectJudy Steenberg, Woodland Park Zoo, Valerie Thompson, San Diego Zoo$10,000 DWCF
Reintroduction Initiatives for the Mona/Virgin Islands Boa on the Puerto Rico BankPeter Tolson, Ph.D., Toledo Zoological Society$5,000 DWCF
Proposal to Support the Rio de Janeiro Primate CenterAndrew Baker, Ph.D., Philadelphia Zoological Gardens$10,000 DWCF
Proyecto Titi: The Development of Artificial "Vindes" to Reduce Firewood Consumption in Coloso, ColombiaAnne Savage, Ph.D., Roger Williams Park Zoo$5,000 DWCF
Jamaican Iguana Field Conservation ProjectRichard Hudson, Fort Worth Zoological Park$5,000 DWCF
The Wetlands-Wood Stork ProjectElizabeth Stevens, Ph.D., Zoo Atlanta$5,000 DWCF
Determination of the Incidence of Avian Tuberculosis in Guam AvifaunaRandy Junge, D.V.M., Saint Louis Zoo$5,000 DWCF
Maned Wolf Field Study of Parental Care and Infant DevelopmentMelissa Rodden, Conservation and Research Center$4,000 DWCF