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Naples Zoo Caribbean Conservation Scholarship

 

The Caribbean is home to some of the planet's most unique and endangered species, including AZA SSP program animals like the Cuban crocodile, Jamaican fruit bat, and Puerto Rican Crested toad.  The Naples Zoo Caribbean Conservation Training Scholarship promotes the conservation of the region's diverse wildlife by providing capacity building and training opportunities to a segment of the conservation community that warrants increased attention and resources. The scholarship may be applied toward any of the Association of Zoos & Aquarium's professional training program courses

 

The Naples Zoo Caribbean Conservation Training Scholarship is sponsored by the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens in Naples, FL.

REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. Employees or associates of zoological institutions or related facilities located in the islands of the Greater and Lesser Antilles, Belize, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana or with programs along the coasts of Venezuela or Colombia may apply.  For this scholarship, preference will be given to applicants that can demonstrate involvement in regional wildlife or habitat conservation initiatives.   

  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 2017 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

 

 

DEADLINES

Applications for the 2017-2018 program year will be available on June 1st!

 

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.

Paula Peña Loyola

Paula Peña Loyola

Herpetologist at the Museu de Zoológia (Ecuador). Attended AZA’s Amphibian Management School in 2008.

Ernesto Arbeláez

Ernesto Arbeláez

Executive Director and Head of Conservation at Zoológico Bioparque Amaru (Ecuador). Attended AZA’s Amphibian Management School in 2009.

Cybele Lisboa

Cybele Lisboa

Biologist at the Zoológico de São Paulo (Brazil). Attended AZA’s Amphibian Management School in 2010.

Angie Estrada

Angie Estrada

Biologist at the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project (Panama). Attended AZA’s Amphibian Management School in 2011.

Carlos Andres Galvez Rizzo

Carlos Andres Galvez Rizzo

Biologist at the Zoológico de Cali (Colombia). Attended AZA’s Amphibian Management School in 2012.

Ivan Ramos Velasquez

Ivan Ramos Velasquez

Biologist at the Zoológico Santacruz (Colombia). Attended AZA’s Amphibian Management School in 2013.

Cristian Marte

Cristian Marte

Biologist at National Museum of Natural History in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). Attended AZA’s Amphibian Management School in 2013.

Alejandro Ramirez

Alejandro Ramirez

Alejandro Ramírez, Vivarium and Animal Welfare Coordinator at Parque Explora (Colombia). Attended AZA’s Amphibian Management School in 2015.

Maria Teresa Alvear

Maria Teresa Alvear

Veterinary Technician at the Fundación Zoológica del Ecuador (Ecuador). Attended AZA’s Amphibian Management School in 2017.

José Alfredo Hernández

José Alfredo Hernández

Evolutionary Ecologist at Africam Safari (Mexico). Attended AZA’s Amphibian Management School in 2017.

WANT TO HELP?

Alan Abello, Barranquilla Zoo--Colombia.
2015 Naples Zoo Caribbean Conservation Scholarship recipient.

PAST RECIPIENTS

YEAR

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

NAME

 

Billy Santiago-Merced

 

Ruth Escorcia

 

Alan Abello

 

Maxon Fildor

INSTITUTION

 

Aula Verde-Bosque Urbano y Mariposario (Puerto Rico)

 

Barranquilla Zoo (Colombia)

 

Barranquilla Zoo (Colombia)

 

Société Audubon (Haiti)

 

WAYS YOU CAN ACT

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