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Ellen Trout Zoo Crocodilian Conservation Scholarship

 

Latin America possesses one of the highest levels of crocodilian diversity on earth and is home to the Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) and the Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer), both of which are critically endangered species. The Ellen Trout Zoo Crocodilian Conservation Award was established by ZCOG and Ellen Trout Zoo in recognition of the growing threat of extinction faced by crocodilian species native to the Americas. The Award promotes professional training in crocodilian biology, conservation, and captive management for zoo and aquarium colleagues from countries in Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. Award recipients receive full scholarship funding to participate in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management professional training course.

 

The Ellen Trout Zoo of Lufkin, Texas, sponsors this annual scholarship award.

Congratulations to Evelyn López of Proyecto Yacaré for being selected as the 2019-2020 Ellen Trout Zoo Crocodilian Conservation Scholarship recipient.

Soledad Moleón

Soledad Moleón

Biologist at Proyecto Yacaré (Argentina) will attend AZA's Crocodilian Biology and Professional Management course in 2019.

Lucía Fernández

Lucía Fernández

Biologist at Proyecto Yacaré (Argentina). Attended AZA’s Crocodilian Biology and Professional Management course in 2018.

Luís Eduardo Coura Rocha

Luís Eduardo Coura Rocha

Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians at the Zoológico de Belo Horizonte (Brazil). Attended AZA’s Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management course in 2017.

Paloma Canedo

Paloma Canedo

Veterinarian at the São Paulo Aquarium (Brazil). Attended AZA’s Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management course in 2016.

Gianmarco Rojas

Gianmarco Rojas

Veterinarian at the Huachipa Zoo (Peru). Attended AZA’s Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management course in 2015.

Cybele Lisboa

Cybele Lisboa

Biologist at the Zoológico de São Paulo (Brazil). Attended AZA’s Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management course in 2014.

Cristian Olaciregui

Cristian Olaciregui

Biologist at the Zoológico de Barranquilla (Colombia). Attended AZA’s Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management course in 2013.

Luiza Passos

Luiza Passos

Biology student at the Pontifica Universidade de Minas Gerais (Brazil). Attended AZA’s Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management course in 2012.

Carmen Linares

Carmen Linares

Director of Education at Africam Safari (Mexico). Attended AZA’s Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management course in 2012.

Luis Carrillo

Luis Carrillo

Biologist at Africam Safari (Mexico). Attended AZA’s Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management course in 2010.

Rodolfo Vargas Leiton

Rodolfo Vargas Leiton

Biologist and Founder of Refugio Herpetológico (Costa Rica). Attended AZA’s Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management course in 2009.

Luz Barrantes

Luz Barrantes

Biologist at Refugio Herpetológico (Costa Rica). Attended AZA’s Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management course 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 crocodilian 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

 

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by 5:00PM Eastern Standard Time on August 1, 2019.

 

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

 

2007

 

2008

 

2009

 

2011

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

2018

2019

NAME

 

Luz Barrantes

 

Rodolfo Vargas Leiton

 

Luis Carrillo

 

Carmen Linares

 

Luiza Passos

 

Christian Olaciregui

 

Cybele Lisboa

 

Gianmarco Rojas

 

Paloma Canedo

 

Luís Eduardo Coura 

 

Lucía Fernández

Soledad Moleón

Evelyn López

INSTITUTION

 

Refugio Herpetologico (Costa Rica)

 

Refugio Herpetologico (Costa Rica)

 

Africam Safari (Mexico)

 

Africam Safari (Mexico)

 

Pontifica Universidade de Minas Gerais (Brazil)

 

Barranquilla Zoo (Colombia)

 

São Paulo Zoo (Brazil)

 

Huachipa Zoo (Peru)

 

São Paulo Aquarium (Brazil)

 

Belo Horizonte Zoo (Brazil)

 

Proyecto Yacaré (Argentina)

Proyecto Yacaré (Argentina)

Proyecto Yacaré (Argentina)

WAYS YOU CAN ACT

  • For Additional Details

  • Contact ZCOG for details on how your institution can establish an annual conservation scholarship award

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