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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2004 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 2004. 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).

Investigation of a Probable Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) Toxicosis in Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) at Berenty Reserve, Madagascar
Graham Crawford, San Francisco Zoo
$11,870 CEF 
Crawford, G., Puschner, B., Affolter, V., Stalis, I., Davidson, A., Baker, T., Tahara, J., Jolly, A. and Ostapak, S. (2015), Systemic effects of Leucaena leucocephala ingestion on ringtailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at Berenty Reserve, Madagascar. Am. J. Primatol.. doi: 10.1002/ajp.22386

Post-release Monitoring of Wild-born Orphan Chimpanzees in the Conkouati-Douli National Park, Republic of Congo
Benoit Goossens, Cardiff University
$23,608 CEF
Goossens, B., J.M. Setchell, E. Tchidongo, E. Dilambaka, C. Vidal, M. Ancrenaz, and A. Jamart. 2005. Survival, interactions with conspecifics and reproduction in 37 chimpanzees released into the wild. Biological Conservation 123: 461-475. 

Managing the Dynamic Social Life of Captive Adolescent Male Chimpanzees: A Multi-Institutional Study
Mollie Bloomsmith, Zoo Atlanta; Stephen Ross, Lincoln Park Zoo; Tamara Bettinger, Disney's Animal Kingdom
$25,876 CEF

Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network
Thomas Emmel and Jaret Daniels, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera Research; Anne Savage, Disney's Animal Kingdom
$27,730 CEF

Reintroduction and Conservation of the Critically Endangered White-winged Guan, Penelope albipennis
Rob Williams, Asociacion Naymlap; Fernando Angulo, Asociacion Cracidae Peru; George Wallace, American Bird Conservancy
$15,500 CEF

Developing Non-Invasive Field Monitoring Techniques for Clouded Leopards in Thailand
Katharine Pelican, Lori Eggert, JoGayle Howard, and Peter Leimgruber, Smithsonian National Zoological Park
$25,890 CEF

Health, Reproduction, and Animal Well-being in Reintroduced African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus)
Micaela Szykman, Steven Monfort, and David Wildt, National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center
$15,900 CEF

Interactions Among Animal Populations, Forest Structure and Human Land-Use Patterns in the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, Nicaragua
Cheryl Asa and Louise Bradshaw, Saint Louis Zoo
$29,055 CEF

Ricord's Iguana Education Initiative
John Scott Foster and Jan Ramer, Indianapolis Zoo
$20,020 DWCF

Cheetah Conservation Botswana
Kyle Good, Cheetah Conservation Botswana
$18,930 DWCF 

Golden-headed Lion Tamarin Corridor Project
Becky Raboy, Jon Ballou, and Peter Leimgruber, Conservation and Research Center, Smithsonian's National Zoological Park
$17,640 DWCF

Capacity Building in the Graueri Landscape
Patrick Mehlman and Tara Stoinski, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
$19,020 DWCF 

Restoration of the California Condor to Baja California, Mexico
Michael Wallace and Allison Alberts, Zoological Society of San Diego
$38,174 DWCF/CEF 

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