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Devra G. Kleiman Memorial Fund for Wildlife Conservation

 

The Devra G. Kleiman Memorial Fund for Wildlife Conservation honors the life, work, and memory of Dr. Devra Gail Kleiman, former assistant research director and senior research scientist at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, DC.  Widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of conservation biology, Dr. Kleiman was the author of over 150 scientific and popular publications, editor or coeditor of several books, including the much-referenced Wild Mammals in Captivity, and a mentor to hundreds of students throughout the world.  Dr. Kleiman is also well recognized for her contributions to environmental conservation in Brazil, most notably, for leading a cooperative international effort to save the golden lion tamarin and its Atlantic Coast rainforest habitat.

 

FUND GOALS

To celebrate and honor Dr. Kleiman’s lifetime contributions to wildlife conservation, ZCOG created the Devra G. Kleiman Memorial Fund for Wildlife Conservation, a professionally managed investment fund that is designed to provide annual grant funding to wildlife conservation efforts throughout the Americas.  In addition, the fund awards an annual scholarship to support the participation of Brazilian zoo and aquarium personnel in professional training courses offered by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). 

 

For additional details about the Devra G. Kleiman Memorial Scholarship for Wildlife Conservation.

 

FUND MANAGEMENT

The Fund is managed through our partners at Capital One Investment Services.  Per ZCOG policy, fund donations are only invested in sustainable and socially responsible investment vehicles.  Our current holdings consist of a family of Calvert Investment funds, which utilize sustainabilty and social responsibility as a platform to create value for investors.

 

YOU CAN HELP!

 

HOW TO DONATE

Use the Capital One donate widget to the right and help honor the memory of Dr. Kleiman's work and support wildlife conservation in the Americas!  

Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and will help support a lasting legacy to Dr. Kleiman's conservation work throughout the Americas.

 

Dr. Devra Gail Kleiman, former Assistant Research Director and Senior Research Scientist,
Smithsonian National Zoological Park.

SUPPORT THE DEVRA G. KLEIMAN

MEMORIAL FUND FOR 

WILDIFE CONSERVATION