Ron Magill Conservation Heroes Award
The Ron Magill Conservation Heroes Award recognizes outstanding contributions to in-situ wildlife conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean Basin by promoting capacity building and project development. The award provides Latin American and Caribbean field conservationists with opportunities to fulfill their conservation potential by funding capacity building—in the form of professional training—and providing project development assistance—in the form of field equipment purchases or data collection and monitoring services. In doing so, the award also serves as a bridge between ZCOG’s dual missions to provide direct support for wildlife conservation and promote capacity building through professional development.
The 2019 application period for the Ron Magill Conservation Heroes Award
is now open!
Please follow the instructions listed below to apply.
Application Deadline: 5:00PM (Eastern) on October 31, 2019.
1). Download the RMCHA application. The document is a .PDF fill-in form.
2). Fill in all sections of the form. Please pay close attention to character count limits.
3). Save your file using the following name format: First initial.Last name.Project name.2019.PDF (For example, A.Fulano.Jaguar Monitoring.2019.PDF).
If you have questions regarding the concept application, please contact: email@example.com
The award is open to Latin American or Caribbean conservationists conducting in-situ wildlife conservation research in the region. Preference will be given to conservationists working with emblematic or endangered species and field projects focused on data collection and/or monitoring. Preference also will be given to current ZCOG field conservation partners and projects that are connected to a local zoological institution. The project PI should submit the application, although preference will be given to funding professional development opportunities for junior project members.
Download the Eligibility Requirements and Applications Procedures.
RECOGNIZING CONSERVATION HEROES--ADDITIONAL FUNDING PREFERENCES
Preference will be given to applicants whose projects have had a demonstrated impact on the conservation status of a species. Projects that employ nationals also will be given preference, as will projects that demonstrate a clear commitment to involving local communities in their conservation and monitoring efforts. Finally, preference will be given to projects that engage local, national, and international audiences and that have published peer-reviewed articles or otherwise contributed towards the advancement of scientific knowledge.
The maximum amount of funds awarded is $4,500 USD. Funds can be used to:
(1) purchase field equipment or data services that aid in wildlife/conservation monitoring, or (2) cover professional development training costs for field staff.
When possible, ZCOG will serve as the purchasing agent for goods, services, and/or training courses awarded.
Download the 2019 RMCHA Application and turn in your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 5:00PM on October 31st. The 2019 Award recipient will be announced on November 30th via ZCOG's website and social media outlets. All project funds must be used within twelve months. ZCOG will not reimburse for expenses incurred prior to the award. For additional questions, please contact email@example.com.
View the original October 13, 2016 announcement about the Ron Magill Conservation Heroes Award.
Download a copy of the announcement in the December 2016 issue of AZA Connect.
Guillermo Cubillos, Zoológico Nacional de Chile
Recipient of the
2018 Ron Magill Conservation Heroes Award
2017 Rachel Graham, MarAlliance
2018 Guillermo Cubillos, Zoológico Nacional de Chile
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