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Audubon Species Conservation and Management Scholarship

 

The Audubon Species Conservation and Management Scholarship was established by the Audubon Zoo and  Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG) to improve records keeping standards in developing country zoos and aquariums, thereby promoting better animal management practices, supporting international collection sustainability efforts, and discouraging illegal wildlife trafficking.

 

The scholarship  is sponsored by the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana and managed by Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG).

 

The scholarship may only be applied toward the Institutional Records Keeping professional training course.

 

2019-2020 Program Year Applications:

The 2019-2020 application submission, review, and selection period has been completed.  Congratulations to Samuel Campos of Huachipa Zoo for being selected as this year's Audubon Zoo Species Conservation and Management Scholarship recipient.

Ignacio Kemec

Ignacio Kemec

Veterinarian at Buin Zoo (Chile) attended AZA's Institutional Records Keeping course in 2019.

Seila Peleteiro Fiúza

Seila Peleteiro Fiúza

Scientific Director at Parque Zoológico Guátika (Colombia). Attended AZA’s Institutional Records Keeping course in 2018.

Paula Macarena Gonzalez

Paula Macarena Gonzalez

Bird Keeper at Fundación Temaikèn (Argentina). Attended AZA’s Institutional Records Keeping course in 2017.

Luis Antonio Blanco

Luis Antonio Blanco

Registrar and Shipments Assistant at Africam Safari (Mexico). Attended AZA’s Institutional Records Keeping course in 2016.

Xiomara Gomez

Xiomara Gomez

Biologist at Parque Explora (Colombia). Attended AZA’s Institutional Records Keeping course in 2015.

Carolina Holguín

Carolina Holguín

Registrar at Africam Safari (Mexico). Attended AZA’s Institutional Records Keeping course in 2014.

Andrea Echeverry

Andrea Echeverry

Registrar at the Zoológico de Barranquilla (Colombia). Attended AZA’s Institutional Records Keeping course in 2013

REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. Applicants must be employees or associates of Latin American zoological institutions or related facilities.  For this scholarship, preference will be given to keeper and curatorial staff.

  2. Applicants must possess a functional proficiency in English.

  3. Individuals may submit only one scholarship application per year.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

  1. DOWNLOAD THE 2019-2020 APPLICATION FORM.

  2. E-mail a copy of your completed application to scholarships@zcog.org
    Please include a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV)

  3. Send questions to scholarships@zcog.org

 

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by 5:00PM Eastern Standard Time on August 1, 2019.

 

A committee comprised of representatives from ZCOG, the sponsoring institution, and/or the AZA Professional Development Committee will review the applications and select the scholarship recipient.

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PAST RECIPIENTS

YEAR

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

2018

NAME

 

Andrea Echeverry

 

Carolina Holguin

 

Xiomara Gomez

 

Luis Antonio Blanco

 

Paula González

 

Seila Peleteiro Fuíza

Ignacio Kemec

INSTITUTION

 

Zoologico de Barranquilla (Colombia)

 

Africam Safari (Mexico)

 

Parque Explora (Colombia)

 

Africam Safari (Mexico)

 

Témaikèn Zoo (Argentina)

 

Parque Zoológico Guátika (Colombia)

Buin Zoo (Chile)

 

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