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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.

2019-2020 Program Year Applications:

The 2019-2020 application submission, review, and selection period has been completed.  Congratulations to Roxanna Lemus of the Belize Zoo and Tropical Nature Center for being selected as this year's Naples Zoo Caribbean Conservation Scholarship recipient.

Anderson Jean

Anderson Jean

Field biologist and Research Coordinator at the Société Audubon Haiti (Haiti).Attended AZA’s Amphibian Management School in 2018.

Maxon Fildor

Maxon Fildor

Agronomist at the Société Audubon Haiti (Haiti). Attended AZA’s Amphibian Management School in 2017.

Alan Abello Camargo

Alan Abello Camargo

Business Manager at the Zoológico de Barranquilla (Colombia). Attended AZA’s Managing for Success: Career Development course in 2017.

Danika Bonimy

Danika Bonimy

Senior Keeper at Ardastra Gardens and Conservation Centre (Bahamas). Attended AZA’s Best Practices in Animal Keeping course in 2015.

Yesenia Escorcia

Yesenia Escorcia

Biologist at the Zoológico de Barranquilla (Colombia). Attended AZA’s Managing Animal Enrichment and Training Programs course in 2014.

Billy Santiago-Merced

Billy Santiago-Merced

Biologist at Aula Verde (Puerto Rico). Attended AZA’s Amphibian Management School in 2013.

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 2019-2020 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.

WANT TO HELP?

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

PAST RECIPIENTS

YEAR

 

2013

 

2014

 

2014

 

2016

 

2016

 

2017

NAME

 

Billy Santiago-Merced

 

Danika Bonimy

 

Yesenia Escorcia

 

Alan Abello

 

Maxon Fildor

 

Anderson Jean

INSTITUTION

 

Aula Verde-Bosque Urbano y Mariposario (Puerto Rico)

 

Ardastra Gardens and Conservation Centre (Bahamas)

 

Barranquilla Zoo (Colombia)

 

Barranquilla Zoo (Colombia)

 

Société Audubon (Haiti)

 

Société Audubon (Haiti)

 

WAYS YOU CAN ACT

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