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 $7.3 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 2016 here.
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Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 1997. 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).
Development of Data Clean-Up and Report Software for Population Management: Increased Efficiency for SSP Master Plans and Population Management PlansSteven D. Thompson, Ph.D., Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens; Kevin B. Willis, Minnesota Zoological Garden$25,000 CEF
Conservation Poster Project for the Sumba Island HornbillChristine Sheppard, Ph.D., Bronx Zoo $1,600 CEF
Genetic Variation of Captive and Wild Humboldt Penguins: Does Observed Diversity Resemble Predicted Diversity? Jean Dubach, Ph.D., Brookfield Zoo; Kim Smith and Roberta Wallace, D.V.M., Milwaukee County Zoo $12,500 CEF
Conservation of the San Louis Gonzaga Spring System Armin L. Karbach, Jr., Fort Worth Zoological Park $16,500 CEF
Nutrient Requirements of Nonhuman Primates Charlotte L. Kirk Baer, National Research Council $9,000 CEF
Environmental Educator for Rodrigues, Mauritius Heidi Jamieson, Philadelphia Zoological Garden $16,600 DWCF/CEF
Conservation Management of the Namibian Lion in Etosha National ParkTarren Wagener, Fort Worth Zoological Park; Kallie Venzke, Etosha National Park; Michael Fouraker, Fort Worth Zoological Park $19,500 DWCF
Tree Kangaroo In Situ Conservation Project Lisa Dabek, Ph.D., Woodland Park Zoological Gardens $15,500 DWCF
Puerto Rican Crested Toad Field Conservation and Education Proposal Bob Johnson, Metro Toronto Zoo $20,000 CEF
Plague and Conservation of Black-footed FerretsElizabeth S. Williams, University of Wyoming Department of Veterinary Science $4,780 DWCF
Safety and Efficacy of Deslorelin as a Contraceptive for Felids Linda Munson, D.V.M., Ph.D., University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine; Cheryl Asa, Ph.D., Saint Louis Zoo $23,000 DWCF
Tuberculosis Infection in the Bongo Antelope Susan K. Mikota, D.V.M., Earle Pope, Ph.D., and Betsy Dresser, Ph.D., Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species $20,000 DWCF
Cuban Crocodile SSP Field Research Project William McMahan and Marcelle Gianelloni, Louisville Zoological Garden $6,000 CEF
Preliminary Field Research on the Wyoming Toad Brint Spencer, John Ball Zoo, R. Andrew Odum, Toledo Zoological Gardens $9,500 DWCF