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 1998. 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).
Seahorse Husbandry, Management, and Conservation International WorkshopJeff Boehm, D.V.M., Roger Klocek, and Bert Vescolani, John G. Shedd Aquarium $10,185 DWCF
Population Assessment and Propagation of the Barrens Topminnow (Fundulus julisia) and Imperiled Freshwater Fish of the Eastern Highland Rim, TennesseeChristopher S. Coco, Tennessee Aquarium $19,992 CEF
Tree Kangaroo In Situ Conservation Project Lisa Dabek, Ph.D., Roger Williams Park Zoo $14,500 DWCF
Determining the Migratory Routes of a Restored Population of Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus cygnus buccinator) Using Satellite/Radio TelemetryEdward Diebold, Riverbanks Zoological Park and Botanical Garden; Fred Koontz, Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo; Sumner Matteson, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources $9,615 CEF
Antigenic Heterogeneity of Ophidian Paramyxovirus Stephen Kania, Ph.D., Melissa Kennedy, D.V.M. and Edward Ramsay, D.V.M., University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine $16,900 CEF
Noninvasive Study of the Ecology of Wild Bush Dogs in Paraguay Robert Klemm, Ph.D., Sunset Zoo $8,480 CEF
Population Management 2000 Software Development Robert Lacy, Ph.D., Brookfield Zoo; Jonathan Ballou, Ph.D., National Zoological Park $20,540 DWCF/CEF
The Serologic Survey of Thick-billed Parrots (Rhychopsitta pachyrhyncha pachyrhyncha) for Herpesvirus and Detection of Herpesvirus Using Cell Culture and DNA Probes as Part of a Conservation StrategyNadine Lamberski, D.V.M., Riverbanks Zoological Park and Botanical Garden; Susan Healy, Sacramento Zoo; Branson W. Ritchie, D.V.M, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine $20,123 DWCF
Mexican Wolf SSP Keeper Training Workshop Susan Lyndaker Lindsey, Wild Canid Survival and Research Center $6,000 CEF
Educator's Notebook about BatsTerry O'Connor, Woodland Park Zoo; Norma Lewis, Birmingham Zoo$6,000 DWCF
Characterization and Hormonal Control and Aggression in Gerenuk (Litocranius walleri walleri) Bachelor Groups Linda Penfold, Ph.D. and Steven Monfort, D.V.M., Ph.D. Conservation and Research Center $16,070 CEF
Conservation Status of Bonobos (Pan paniscus) and Large Mammals in the Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo Gay Reinartz, Ph.D. and Inogwabini Bila-Isia, Zoological Society of Milwaukee County; Tom Butynski, Zoo Atlanta-Africa Biodiversity Conservation Project $19,735 DWCF/CEF
Sperm Cryopreservation and Controlled Gamete Release for Enhancing Toad Propagation Terri Roth, Ph.D., Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden $8,150 CEF
Bali Mynah Recovery Plan Robert Seibels, Riverbanks Zoological Gardens $27,100 DWCF/CEF
Western Pond Turtle Project Frank Slavens, Woodland Park Zoological Gardens $18,500 CEF
Behavioral Ecology of the Micronesian Kingfisher on Pohnpei: Use of a Surrogate Subspecies in Recovery of the Kingfishers from GuamSusan Haig, Ph.D., U.S.G.S. Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center $10,000 DWCF
Diagnosis and Prevention of Tragopan Herpesvirus Disease Don Bruning and Christine Sheppard, Wildlife Conservation Society $16,500 CEF
Wildlife Conservation Society Papua New Guinea Education Project Annette Berkovits, Wildlife Conservation Society $20,000 CEF
Faunal Survey and GIS Database for Glover's Reef Atoll, Belize Dennis Thoney, Ph.D., Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation; Fred Koontz, Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society $21,400 CEF