The Ellen Trout Zoo Crocodile Conservation Scholarship is sponsored by the Ellen Trout Zoo of Lufkin, Texas, and managed by Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG).The award may be applied only towards the Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management professional training course.
The Ellen Trout Zoo Crocodile Conservation Award promotes
professional training in crocodilian biology and captive management for
zoo and aquarium colleagues from countries in Latin America and the
Caribbean Basin, and encourages cooperative crocodilian conservation
efforts among and between zoological institutions throughout the
Americas. Employees or associates of zoological institutions or
conservation organizations in Latin America or the Caribbean may apply.
Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate involvement in
cooperative crocodilian captive breeding programs and/or field
conservation efforts with AZA member institutions or other regional
Crocodilians are considered the top predators of tropical and
subtropical wetland ecosystems. Latin America possesses one of the
highest levels of crocodilian diversity on earth and is home to the
Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) and the Cuban crocodile
(Crocodylus rhombifer), both of which are critically endangered species.
Visit the ZCOG website and download the 2015 scholarship application from a link near the bottom of the page. Full submission information is included in the application. Only one scholarship application may be submitted per individual per year.
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: