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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1998 Awards

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 Workshop
Jeff 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, Tennessee
Christopher 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 Telemetry
Edward 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 Strategy
Nadine 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 Bats
Terry 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 Guam
Susan 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 

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