October 2016

Connect

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The Conservation Grants Fund – More than the Sum of its Parts

Image of Connect October 2016 Cover with Andros Rock IguanaEvery year since 1984, nearly 200 commercial, accredited, certified related and individual members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) express their commitment to their AZA colleagues to help save species, improve animal management and push the limits of engaging communities by contributing to the Conservation Grants Fund (CGF). This flagship fund was established explicitly to support the AZA community’s conservation-related scientific and educational endeavors and began awarding grants in 1991.

Over the past 25 years, the CGF has provided AZA members with more than $7 million for 389 projects around the world, with grant funds nearly matched by The Walt Disney Company and Disney Conservation Fund.  On their own, these modest grants may not be game-changers, but they have been leveraged wisely and their impacts have often resonated for years.

Innovation – Veterinary Care at the Chicago Zoological Society (Members Only)

Back From the Brink – Helping to Save the West African Slender-Snouted Crocodile (Members Only)


On the Cover

Andros Rock Iguana © Chuck Knapp, Shedd Aquarium


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