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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.Principal Investigato

Guillermo Cubillos, Zoológico Nacional de Chile
2019 Chattanooga Zoo Conservation Award recipient.

PAST RECIPIENTS

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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