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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2006 Awards

Below is a list of projects that received support from the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) in 2006. 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).

Securing Critical Rangeland for Grevy's Zebra in Northern Kenya
Martha Fischer, Saint Louis Zoo
$19,875 CEF

Pollination Ecology and Fruit Bat Conservation in Madagascar
Allyson Walsh, Lubee Bat Conservancy
$19,830 DWCF

Techniques for the Design and Conduct of Behavioral Research Projects: A Video Short Course
David Powell, Wildlife Conservation Society - Bronx Zoo
$17,750 CEF
Read an article about the outcomes of this project in Connect.

Uganda Conservation Education Program
Tom Naiman, Wildlife Conservation Society
$10,800 DWCF

Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Bog Turtles, Glyptemys muhlenbergii, in Tennessee
Bern Tryon, Knoxville Zoological Gardens
$19,905 CEF 

Developing Rapid Hormone Kits for Monitoring Reproductive Activity in Elephants
Elizabeth Freeman and Janine Brown, Smithsonian's National Zoological Park (CRC)
$27,610 DWCF/CEF

Mariana Islands Birds and Bats Teaching Kits
Kim Lengel, Philadelphia Zoo
$5,000 DWCF

Ecoagriculture Curriculum Development, Training and Research at the MFG's Ivoloina Conservation Training Center and the University of Toamasina, Toamasina, Madagascar
Christoffel den Biggelaar, Appalachian State University; Ingrid Porton, Saint Louis Zoo
$30,443 DWCF/CEF

Monitoring Amphibians and Reptiles in the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve and Relevance to Conservation of Species Threatened by an Emerging Infectious Disease
Cheryl Asa and Louise Bradshaw, Saint Louis Zoo
$16,105 DWCF

Population Studies and Conservation of Pterapogon kauderni (Teleostei, Apogonidae), an Endemic Coral Reef Fish Threatened by the International Aquarium Fish Trade
Alejandro Vagelli, New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences
$20,130 CEF

Community Outreach for Predator Conservation: Cheetah Conservation Botswana
Kyle Good, Cheetah Conservation Botswana
$15,000 DWCF

Strategies for Introducing Clouded Leopards: A Pairing Comparison Study
Katharine Pelican, Katherine MacKinnon, and JoGayle Howard, Smithsonian's National Zoological Park (CRC); Nadja Wielebnowski, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
$22,251 CEF

Expansion of the Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network
Jaret Daniels, University of Florida Anne Savage, Disney's Animal Kingdom
$14,425 CEF 

Ecology and Health Status of Maned Wolves Living in Brazilian and Bolivian National Parks
Nucharin Songsasen and Sharon Deem, Smithsonian's National Zoological Park (CRC)
$15,751 CEF 

Investigation of Streptococcus bovis Complex and Associated Valvular Endocarditis; A Major Cause of Mortality in Northern Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni)
Carrie Goertz, Alaska SeaLife Center
$19,797 CEF 

Lake Victoria Species Survival Plan In Situ Program
Cynthia Lee, Toronto Zoo; Steven Bailey, New England Aquarium; Rebecca Rose, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
$15,400 DWCF 

Examining the Relationship between Fecal Corticoids as a Measure of Stress and Metabolic Derangement on the Onset of Superficial Necrolytic Dermatitis in Captive Black Rhinos, Diceros bicornis
Candice Dorsey and Janine Brown, Smithsonian's National Zoological Park (CRC)
$19,760 CEF
Dorsey, C., P. Dennis. G. Guagnano, T. Wood, and J. Brown. 2010. Decreased baseline fecal glucocorticoid concentrations associated with skin and oral lesions in black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 41(4): 616-625.

Dorsey, C., P. Dennis, A. Fascetti, T. Wood, and J. Brown. 2010. Hypoaminoacidemia is not associated with ulcerative lesions in black rhinoceroses, Diceros bicornis. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 41(1): 22-27.

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