The Association of Zoos and Aquariums names conservation as its highest priority, and recognizes exceptional efforts by AZA Institution, Related Facility or Conservation Partner members toward regional habitat preservation, species restoration, and support of biodiversity in the wild through its North American Conservation Award. Regional efforts include those within the submitting institution's country or local bioclimatic / geographic area which may only include countries outside North American that are contiguous to those areas.
If there is any question as to what constitutes an eligible project, please email Barbara Pueschel or call 301-244-3326.
North American Conservation Award application (DOC)
Guidelines for Submission (PDF)
Remember to submit a Media Release Form (DOC) with your application.
All Honors and Awards applications must be submitted in electronic format ONLY and must be compiled into one PDF. Please make sure the file name reflects both the award name and the institution. AZA has contracted with Webcargo to provide a quick and easy way for you to submit your application. Click here to send your application via Webcargo.
See the past winners' applications (member login required)
Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center for Grizzly Bear Conservation through Bear Resistant Product Testing
Disney's Animal Kingdom and The Seas for Disney's Sea Turtle Conservation Program
Gladys Porter Zoo for Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation Program
Monterey Bay Aquarium for Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Oregon Zoo, and Woodland Park Zoo for Oregon Spotted Frog Reintroduction Project
Chicago Zoological Society / Mote Marine Laboratory - Long-term Bottlenose Dolphin Conservation Research
Albuquerque Bio Park — Tingley Beach Restoration Project
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium - Red Wolf Recovery Program
Calgary Zoo - Conservation Research on the Prairies of Canada and Montana
There were no applications in 2005.
Puerto Rican Crested Toad Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Conservation Partnership: The
Audubon Zoo, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Buffalo Zoological Gardens,
Central Florida Zoological Park, Central Park Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo and
Botanical Garden, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium,
Detroit Zoo, Fort Worth Zoo, Granby Zoo, Louisville Zoological Garden;
Lowry Park Zoo, Miami MetroZoo, Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens,
Oklahoma City Zoo, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, Saint Louis Zoo, Santa
Barbara Zoological Gardens, Sedgwick County Zoo, Toledo Zoo, Toronto Zoo
and the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center
Toledo Zoo Oak Savanna Butterfly Conservation Program
Zoological Society of San Diego - Hawai'i Endangered Bird Conservation Program
Philadelphia Zoo - Diamondback Terrapin Conservation Program
San Francisco Zoo - California Bald Eagle Recovery Program
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Houston Zoological Gardens, and San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquarium - Attwater's Prairie Chicken Recovery Program