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Cameron Park Zoo Amphibian Conservation Scholarship

 

The Cameron Park Zoo Amphibian Conservation Scholarship was established by ZCOG and Cameron Park Zoo in recognition of the growing threat of extinction faced by many amphibian species native to the Americas. The scholarship promotes professional training in amphibian biology, conservation, and captive management for zoo and aquarium colleagues from countries in Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. Award recipients receive full funding to participate in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group (ATAG) Amphibian Management School--a week-long training course that is held at the Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center in Royal Oak, Michigan.

 

The Cameron Park Zoo of Waco, Texas provides funding for this annual scholarship award.

This scholarship will not be offered during the 2019-2020 program year.

*The next Amphibian Management School course will be held in 2021.

Camila Castro Carrasco

Camila Castro Carrasco

Attended Amphibian Management School at the Detroit Zoo's National Amphibian Conservation Center in 2019.

Osvaldo Cabeza

Osvaldo Cabeza

Animal Technician at the Zoológico Nacional de Chile (Chile). Attended AZA’s Amphibian Management School in 2018.

José Alfredo Hernández

José Alfredo Hernández

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

Maria Teresa Alvear

Maria Teresa Alvear

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

Alejandro Ramirez

Alejandro Ramirez

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

Cristian Marte

Cristian Marte

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

Ivan Ramos Velasquez

Ivan Ramos Velasquez

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

Carlos Andrés Galvis R.

Carlos Andrés Galvis R.

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

Angie Estrada

Angie Estrada

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

Cybele Lisboa

Cybele Lisboa

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

Ernesto Arbeláez

Ernesto Arbeláez

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

Paula Peña Loyola

Paula Peña Loyola

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

REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. Applicants must be employees or associates of Latin American zoological institutions or related facilities.  For this scholarship, preference is given to individuals demonstrating past or present involvement in cooperative captive breeding programs or field conservation efforts with AZA member institutions or other regional partners. 

  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 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

This scholarship will not be offered during the 2019-2020 program year.

 

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

 

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

2018

NAME

 

Paula Peña Loyola

 

Ernesto Arbeláez

 

Cybele Lisboa

 

Angie Estrada

 

Carlos Andrés Galvis Rizo

 

Ivan Ramos Velasquez

 

Cristian Marte

 

Alejandro Ramírez

 

Maria Teresa Alvear

 

José Alfredo Hernandez

 

Osvaldo Cabeza

Camila Castro Carrasco

INSTITUTION

 

Museu de Zoologia (Ecuador)

 

Zoo Amaru (Ecuador)

 

São Paulo Zoo (Brazil)

 

Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project (Panama)

 

Cali Zoo (Colombia)

 

Santacruz Zoological Foundation (Colombia)

 

Museum of Natural History (Dominican Republic)

 

Parque Explora (Colombia)

 

Quito Zoo (Ecuador)

 

Africam Safari (Mexico)

 

Zoológico Nacional de Chile (Chile)

Universidad de Concepción (Chile)

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