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 $7 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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2000 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 2000. 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).

Multi-Institutional Visitor Education Project
Kathleen Wagner, Philadelphia Zoo; Jackie Ogden, Disney's Animal Kingdom; Cynthia Vernon, Brookfield Zoo
$16,345 CEF

Proposal to Diminish the Impact of Grass Fires: Main Limiting Factors of Breeding Success of Cranes in the Russian Far East
Carol Hesch, Memphis Zoo
$8,320 CEF

Recombination in Invertebrate-algal Symbiosis and Its Implications for Coral Reef Conservation: Using Public and Private Aquarium Collections to Understand How Reef Coral Symbioses Respond to Long-term Environmental Change
Andrew Baker, New York Aquarium
$19,760 CEF

Changes in Adrenal Corticoids as a Measure of Stress During Translocation and Exercise in Cheetahs
Linda Munson, University of California
$9,750 CEF

Conservation Education & Captive Introductions for the Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)
Luke Dollar, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
$5,000 CEF

Analysis of Coronavirus from Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus): Genetic Analysis, Epidemiology, and Detection of Infection
Melissa Kennedy and Stephen Kania, UTCVM
$14,500 CEF

Development and Validation of Simple and Rapid LH and P4 Field Kits for Prediction of Ovulation in the Elephant
Deborah Olson, Indianapolis Zoo; Dennis Schmitt, Southwest Missouri State University; David Blasko, Six Flags Marine World
$18,700 CEF

The Ecology, Geographical Distribution, and Conservation of the Banggai Cardinalfish Pterapogon kauderni (Teleostei, Apogonidae)
Alejandro Vagelli, The New Jersey State Academy for Aquatic Sciences
$14,760 CEF

Evaluation of Genetic Relatedness Among Green Aracaris and an Evaluation of the Utility of DNA "Fingerprint" Data for Use in Maximizing Gene Diversity
Kevin Willis, Minnesota Zoo
$5,475 CEF

Micronesian Kingfisher Husbandry Workshop
Aliza Baltz and Beth Bahner, Philadelphia Zoo; Lanis Petrik, Brookfield Zoo
$14,000 CEF

Project Golden Frog
Anthony Wisnieski and Vicky Poole, The The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore; Kevin Zippel, The Detroit Zoological Park; Andy Snider, The Detroit Zoological Park; Erik Lindquist, Lee University; Roberto Ibanez, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
$31,350 CEF

Goualougo Triangle Chimpanzee Study
David Morgan, Wildlife Conservation Society
$17,249 DWCF

Caribbean Coral Propagation Facility
R. Sean Coats and Kenneth Yates, The Florida Aquarium
$21,000 DWCF

Western Pond Turtle Project
Frank Slavens, Woodland Park Zoo
$14,500 DWCF

Chelonian Advisory Group Asian Turtle Conservation Program: Expansion of Turtle Holding Facilities at Cuc Phong Turtle Conservation and Ecology Center and Soc Son Rescue Center
David Collins, Tennessee Aquarium
$24,440 DWCF

Restoration of Two Critically Endangered West Indian Rock Iguanas Through Headstarting and Release
Allison Alberts, Zoological Society of San Diego; Richard Hudson, Fort Worth Zoo
$24,990 DWCF

The Preservation of Cap Ste Marie: An Action Plan
John Behler and William Holmstrom, Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo
$10,950 DWCF/CEF

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