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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2020 Awards

Andean Highland Flamingos Conservation Monitoring Program 
Daniel Hilliard, PhD, Zoo Conservation Outreach Group
Guillermo Cubillos Torres, Zoológico Nacional de Chile

Characterization of Sand Tiger Shark Enclosure Use and Behavior to Understand Wellbeing and Reproduction
Lara Metrione, PhD, South-East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction & Conservation (SEZARC)
Nancy Ho, South-East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction & Conservation (SEZARC)
Carol Price, PhD, North Carolina Aquariums

Expanding the Coexistence Co-op: Mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflict to Protect Vultures and Lions
Darcy Ogada, PhD, The Peregrine Fund
Alayne Cotterill, PhD, Lion Landscapes

Identifying Conservation Priorities for the Critically Endangered Large-Antlered Muntjac, Muntiacus vuquangensis, in One of its Last Strongholds
Michelle Hatwood, Audubon Nature Institute’s Freeport McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center

Ngogo Chimpanzee Project Snare Removal Program
Kevin Langergraber, PhD, Arizona State University
John Mitani, PhD, Ngogo Chimpanzee Project, Inc.
Samuel Angedakin, Ngogo Chimpanzee Project, Inc.

Proudly Serving Biodiversity: Unifying the AZA to Demand Bird Friendly Coffee
Justine Bowe, Smithsonian's National Zoological Park
Ruth Bennett, PhD, Smithsonian's National Zoological Park

Reintroducing the Madagascar Pochard to Establish a Self-Sustaining Population on a Community-Managed Lake
Leslie Wilmet, PhD, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Spatial Requirements for Conservation Management of Imperiled Queen Conch Using No-Take Reserves
Andrew Sebastian Kough, PhD, John G. Shedd Aquarium

Spreading Our Range: Expanding Vulture Conservation Efforts from Tanzania to Zambia
Corinne Kendall, PhD, North Carolina Zoo 

Sulu Hornbill Conservation Project
Roger Sweeney, North Carolina Zoo 

Understanding and Improving Disease Outcomes During Reintroductions of an Endangered California Amphibian 
Talisin Hammond, PhD, Zoological Society of San Diego
Debra Shier, PhD, Zoological Society of San Diego
Candace Williams, PhD, Zoological Society of San Diego

Use of Un-Baited Camera Trapping to Assess Threats, Survival and Recruitment to Restored Grand Cayman Blue Iguana Population in the Salina Reserve 
Frederic Burton, Cayman Islands Department of Environment
Christine Proctor, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Emergency Action to Reduce the Impact of Yellow Fever on Golden Lion Tamarins in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest
Jennifer Mickelberg, PhD, Zoo Atlanta 

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