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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1996 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 1996. 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).

Strategies for the Survival of the Free-Ranging Cheetah, Namibia, Africa
Laurie Marker-Kraus, Cheetah Conservation Fund
$21,000 RP

Development, Production, and Safety Evaluation of Canine Distemper Vaccines for Use in Exotic Carnivores
Richard Montali, D.V.M., National Zoological Park; Werner P. Heuschele, Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species; Elizabeth S. Williams, D.V.M., University of Wyoming Department of Veterinary Sciences
$46,120 CEF

Population Census and Habitat Assessment of Cotton-Top Tamarins in Colombia
Anne Savage, Ph.D., Roger Williams Park Zoo
$12,853 DWCF/CEF

Production and Distribution of a Husbandry Manual for Small Cats
Jill Mellen, Ph.D., Disney's Animal Kingdom
$4,290 RP

Restocking Program for Black and White Ruffed Lemurs in the Betampona Natural Reserve
Charles Welch and Andrea Katz, Duke University Primate Center
$16,160 DWCF/CEF

Development of Nutritional Advisory Group Technical Papers and a Loose-leaf Zoo/Aquarium Nutrition/Dietary Handbook
Duane E. Ullrey, Ph.D.
$3,000 CEF

Plague and Conservation of Black-Footed Ferrets
Elizabeth S. Williams, D.V.M., Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory
$12,240 CEF

Coral Propagation ("Coral Farm")
Bruce A. Carlson, Waikiki Aquarium
$20,000 DWCF

Conservation and Field Research Support for the Endangered Jamaican Iguana
Richard Hudson, Forth Worth Zoological Garden
$10,000 CEF

Conservation of the Maned Wolf in Emas National Park, Brazil
Stephanie Bestelmeyer, Colorado State University Department of Biology
$4,000 DWCF

The Rio de Janeiro Primate Center Support for Critical Infrastructure Improvements
Andrew J. Baker, Ph.D., Philadelphia Zoological Gardens
$16,260 DWCF/CEF

Development of a Computerized Zoo Nutrition and Diet Records Keeping System (Zootrition® Dietary Management Software)
Ellen S. Dierenfeld, Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society
$27,000 CEF

Field Study of Blue Poison-Dart Frog (Dendobates azureus)
Jack Cover, National Aquarium in Baltimore
$23,400 CEF

Zoo Biology, Husbandry, and Management Training for Brazilian Zoos
Christen H. Wemmer, Ph.D. and Steven L. Monfort, D.V.M., Ph.D., Conservation and Research Center
$12,200 DWCF/CEF

Environmental Education and Outreach in Southeast Asia
Steven L. Monfort, D.V.M., Ph.D. and Christen H. Wemmer, Ph.D., Conservation and Research Center
$20,000 DWCF

Detection of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus in Nondomestic Cat Semen
JoGayle Howard, D.V.M., Ph.D., National Zoological Park; Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, D.V.M., Ph.D., North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
$14,710 RP

Jamaican Iguana Conservation and Field Research
Richard Hudson, Fort Worth Zoological Park
$6,500 CEF

Veterinary Training for Russia's Crane Conservation Programs
Julia Ann Langenberg, D.V.M., International Crane Foundation
$8,490 CEF

Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology to Conserve the Cinereous Vulture
Julie A. Long, Ph.D., Riverbanks Zoological Park and Botanical Garden; Nancy Czekala and Nancy C. Harvey, Ph.D., Center for Reproduction in Endangered Species; Mary Jo Willis, Denver Zoological Gardens; Karen Grzybowski, Milwaukee County Zoological Park
$21,817 CEF

SSP Demographic and Genetic Evaluation
Steven D. Thompson, Ph.D., Lincoln Park Zoo; R. Andrew Odum, Toledo Zoological Gardens
$21,700 CEF

A Field Study of Sun Bears in Maenam Phachi, Thailand
David L. Garshelis, Ph.D., State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; James L. David Smith, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
$23,700 CEF

Proposal to Determine the Status of Carnivores in Sri Lanka and to Establish a Biological Framework for Their Conservation
Michael R. Pelton, Ph.D., University of Tennessee Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
$7,000 CEF

Workshop on Demographic Analysis Techniques for Population Management
Jonathan D. Ballou, Ph.D., National Zoological Park; Robert J. Wiese, Ph.D., Fort Worth Zoological Gardens
$25,560 CEF 

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