Patrick Jones/Chattanooga Zoo Conservation Award
Created in memory of Patrick Jones—a friend, volunteer, and supporter of the Chattanooga Zoo—the Patrick Jones/Chattanooga ZooConservation Award recognizes excellence in Latin American zoo and aquarium -based field conservation and environmental education efforts. Award recipients receive scholarship funding to support their participation in the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ (AZA) annual conference, where they can share the results of their wildlife and habitat conservation efforts with the global zoo and aquarium community. The scholarship covers conference registration fees, roundtrip airfare, and lodging for the conference. Award recipients are selected each year by joint consultation of the Director of the Chattanooga Zoo and the ZCOG Executive Director.
Funding for the Patrick Jones/Chattanooga Zoo Conservation Award is provided through annual contributions from the Friends of the Zoo (FOZ). ZCOG and the Chattanooga Zoo have been partners in this memorial award program since 1999.
Guillermo Cubillos, Zoológico Nacional de Chile
2019 Chattanooga Zoo Conservation Award recipient.
YEAR NAME INSTITUTION
1999 Maria Eugenia Martinez Zoológico Guadalajara
2000 Jen Hilburn Zoo Ave Wildlife Conservation Park
2001 Ivan Lira Torres ZOOMAT
2002 Luis Jacomé Bueno Aires Zoo
2003 Mauricio Fabry Zoológico Nacional de Chile
2004 Jacquelline Gallegos Michel Fondo El Triunfo
2005 Alexander Blanco Harpy Eagle Project--FUNPZA
2006 Armando Castellaños Andean Bear Foundation
2007 Leandro Silveira Jaguar Conservation Foundation
2008 Guillermo Cubillos Zoológico Nacional de Chile
2009 Diego Albareda Buenos Aires Zoo
2010 Carmen Linares Africam Safari
2011 Andrés Capdevielle Buenos Aires Zoo
2012 Arnaud Desbiez Giant Armadillo Conservation Program
2013 Yarra Barros Parque das Aves
2014 Patrícia Medici Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative
2016 Paula Gonzalez Fundación Temaikèn
2018 Rachel Graham MarAlliance
2019 Guillermo Cubillos Zoológico Nacional de Chile
WAYS YOU CAN ACT
Nominate a Latin American zoo, aquarium, or conservation organization professional for the Patrick Jones/Chattanooga Zoo Conservation Award.
Contact ZCOG for details on how your institution can establish an annual conservation scholarship award
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