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 $7.3 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 2016 here.

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2012 Awards

Below is a list of projects which received support from the CEF in 2012. 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 and the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF).

Coexisting with Carnivores
Katie Remine, Woodland Park Zoo
$13,772 CEF

Conservation and Reintroduction of the Endangered Northern Riffleshell (NRS) Mussel
Mike Brittsan and Doug Warmolts, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
$19,628 DWCF

Does Pastoralism Help or Harm Snow Leopards?
Charudutt Mishra, Snow Leopard Trust
$17,980 CEF
Read more about this project in Connect.

Immunogenetics of Chytridiomycosis in Chiricahua Leopard Frogs
Anna Savage, PhD Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park; Stuart Wells, Phoenix Zoo
$22,506 CEF
Read more about this project in Connect.

Impacts of Oil Palm Plantations on Tropical Frog Communities in Borneo
Paul Crump, Houston Zoo, Inc.
$22,100 DWCF

Live Blue Ambassadors Teen Conservation Program
John Anderson, New England Aquarium
$14,110 DWCF

Reintroduction and Monitoring of the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana muscosa) in Southern California
Frank Santana, Ron Swaisgood, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Lemm, San Diego Zoo Global
$26,104 CEF

Reintroduction of Siamese Crocodiles to the Wild, Phase 2
Sarah Brook, Fauna & Flora International, Inc.
$17,050 CEF

Resolving Conflict between Humans and Threatened Large Carnivores in Tanzania's Ruaha Landscape
Amy Dickman, Ph.D., University of Oxford
$17,600 DWCF/CEF
Read more about this project in Connect.

Translating Science into Practical Management for Sustainable Equid Populations: Building Bridges and Establishing a Semen Importation Model
Mandi Vick, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo; Linda Penfold, South-East Zoo Alliance for Research & Conservation; Barbara Wolfe, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
$12,150 DWCF

Whooping Cranes Phone Home: Using Cellular Technology to Improve Monitoring of Reintroduced Birds
Claire Mirande, International Crane Foundation
$22,000 DWCF
Read more about this project in Connect.


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