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 1999. 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).
Status Survey for Gray's Monitor Lizard and Other Selected Threatened Species Endemic to Southern Luzon, PhilippinesCynthia Bennett and Winston Card, Dallas Zoo $19,861 CEF
Diet Requirements for the Captive Care of Freshwater Mussels Catherine Gatenby and Richard Neves, Virginia Tech; Daniel Kreege, Patrick Center for Environmental Research $18,000 CEF
Western Pond Turtle Project Frank Slavens, Woodland Park Zoo $20,559 CEF
Development of Studbook and Population Management Plan Handbook Robert Wiese, Ph.D., Fort Worth Zoo $14,815 CEF
Necrotizing Leukoencephalopathy in Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus): Etiologic and Epidoemiologic Investigations Linda Munson, D.V.M., University of California $17,625 CEF
Teachers, Turtles, and Technology: Eastern Box Turtle Conservation Education Beth Broadhurst, Anthony Wisnieski, and Vicki Poole, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore; Don Forester, Ph.D., Towson University $21,395 CEF
Evaluation of State Based Demographic Models for Management of SSP and PMP Populations Steven Thompson and Joanne Earnhardt, Lincoln Park Zoo $14,360 CEF
Establishment of a Quality Control System for Assessing the Suitability and Safety of Carnivore Diets in U.S. Zoos Mary Allen, Ph.D., National Zoological Park $24,992 CEF
Nutrient Requirements of Nonhuman Primates Charlotte Kirk Baer, National Research Council $15,000 CEF
Strategies for the Conservation of the Jaguar in Cost Rican National Parks, Buffer Zones and Biological Corridors Roberval Tavares de Almeida, Wildlife Conservation and Management Program, National University of Costa Rica $10,000 DWCF
Exhibit Development for Cheetah Conservation Fund's Visitor Education Centre in Namibia, Africa Laurie Marker and Bruce Brewer, Cheetah Conservation Fund $25,600 DWCF
Behavioral Ecology of the Micronesian Kingfisher on Pohnpei: Use of a Surrogate Subspecies in Recovery of the Kingfishers from GuamSusan Haig, USGS-FRESC $19,640 DWCF
The Prevalence and Control of Johne's Disease in Captive Non-Domestic Hoofstock Michael Ziccardi, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., Lincoln Park Zoo $25,440 DWCF
Babirusa Conservation and Ecology Project in Sulawesi, Indonesia Robert Lee and Penny Kalk, Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo $23,585 DWCF/CEF
Papua New Guinea Wildlife Education ProjectAnnette Berkovits, Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo $20,000 DWCF/CEF