The Devra G. Kleiman Memorial Scholarship for Wildlife Conservation is sponsored by the ZCOG Devra G. Kleiman Memorial Trust for Wildlife Conservation and managed by Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG).
Devra G. Kleiman Memorial Scholarship for Wildlife Conservation honors
the life, work, and memory of Dr. Devra Gail Kleiman, former assistant
research director and senior research scientist at the Smithsonian
National Zoological Park in Washington, DC. Widely regarded as a
pioneer in the field of conservation biology, Dr. Kleiman was also the
author of over 150 scientific and popular publications, editor or
coeditor of several books, including the much-referenced Wild Mammals in
Captivity, and a mentor to hundreds of students throughout the world.
Dr. Kleiman is also well recognized for her contributions to
environmental conservation in Brazil, most notably, for leading a
cooperative international effort to save the golden lion tamarin and its
Atlantic Coast rainforest habitat.
To celebrate Dr. Kleiman’s lifetime contributions to wildlife conservation and local
capacity building in Brazil, ZCOG created the Devra G. Kleiman Memorial
Scholarship for Wildlife Conservation, which provides annual
scholarship funding to help support the participation of Brazilian zoo
and aquarium personnel in professional training courses offered by the
Association of Zoos & Aquarium’s (AZA). The scholarship is funded
through ZCOG’s Devra G. Kleiman Memorial Trust for Wildlife
Professionals working in zoos, aquariums, or in field conservation in Brazil may apply.
Visit the ZCOG website and download the 2014-2015 scholarship application from a link near the bottom of the page. Applications are due July 18, 2014. Full submission information is included in the application. Only
one scholarship application may be submitted per individual per year.
Applications are evaluated and recipients are chosen by the AZA
Professional Development Committee.
Please note: If you do not receive the
award and plan to take the course anyway, the scholarship application
does not represent a reserved space in an AZA course. To secure a space
in a course you must submit a completed registration form, and pay the
tuition in full. If you receive the award, your full tuition payment
will be refunded.
ZCOG awards cover the following AZA training course related expenses:
For additional details please contact the AZA Professional Development Department or call (301) 244-3351.