In late 2014, AZA SAFE worked with African penguin conservation experts including representatives from the AZA African penguin SSP, South African government agencies, breeding colony managers, conservation NGOs, and academic institutions to identify and prioritize conservation actions. A 3-year SAFE Conservation Action Plan was developed using SAFE’s new collaborative conservation process to address those needs and includes projects that are aimed at achieving population sustainability. These projects fall within four specific thematic areas including conservation capacity, public action, scientific research, and Species Survival Plans®. Each project, designed to incorporate collaborator expertise to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, is comprised of detailed goals, actions, timelines, budgets. All projects are coordinated by AZA members who work closely with project collaborators to execute conservation actions, achieve successes, and identify future needs. More detailed information about each project can be found in the African Penguin Call for Participation.
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Project Coordinator: Elizabeth Mulkerrin
Project Coordinator: Ric Urban
Project Coordinator: Kevin Graham
Project Coordinator: Mike McClure
Contact SAFEafricanpenguin@aza.org to learn more about this project and the Project Coordinator role.
Project Co-Coordinators: Gayle Sirpenski