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Tracy Aviary Avian Conservation Scholarship

 

Protecting and preserving Latin America’s rich biodiversity, which includes over 40% of all bird species, requires collective action from a diverse set of institutional actors, including zoos and aquariums. ZCOG and the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City, Utah have therefore partnered to create the Avian Conservation Scholarship, which helps address critical conservation management issues for the region's highly endangered avifauna. 

The Tracy Aviary Avian Conservation Training Scholarship provides Latin American zoo and aquarium professionals with an opportunity to attend the Association of Zoos & Aquarium's (AZA) 
Avian Management, Biology and Conservation professional training course. While attending the course, scholarship recipients receive the most up-to-date training 
available in the field of avian biology, conservation and management.

2019-2020 Program Year Applications:

The 2019-2020 application submission, review, and selection period has been completed.  Congratulations to Fernanda Guida of the Parque Zoológico de São Paulo for being selected as this year's Tracy Aviary Avian Conservation Scholarship recipient.

César Gómez

César Gómez

Biologist at Bioparque Ukumarí (Colombia) attended AZA's Avian Biology, Management, and Conservation course in 2019.

Grace Ledezma

Grace Ledezma

Biologist at the Zoo Municipal Vesty Pakos (Bolivia). Attended AZA’s Avian Biology, Management, and Conservation course in 2018.

Valeria Herrera

Valeria Herrera

Biologist at the Buenos Aires Ecoparque (Argentina). Attended AZA’s Avian Biology, Management, and Conservation course in 2017.

Pablo Dovico

Pablo Dovico

Senior Bird Keeper at Fundación Temaikèn (Argentina). Attended AZA’s Avian Biology, Management, and Conservation course in 2016.

Paula Gonzalez

Paula Gonzalez

Animal Curator at Fundación Temaikèn (Argentina). Attended AZA’s Avian Biology, Management, and Conservation course in 2015.

Andres Palmerio

Andres Palmerio

Bird Curator at Fundación Temaikèn (Argentina). Attended AZA’s Avian Biology, Management, and Conservation course in 2014.

Luis Carrillo

Luis Carrillo

Animal Programs Curator at Zoofari (Mexico). Attended AZA’s Avian Biology, Management, and Conservation course in 2014.

WANT TO HELP?

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 avian 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 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.

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PAST RECIPIENTS

YEAR

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

2018

NAME

 

Carolina Harmann Gonzalez

 

Luis Carrillo

 

Andres Palmerio

 

Paula Gonzalez

 

Pablo Dovico

 

Valeria Herrera

 

Grace Ledezma

César Gómez

INSTITUTION

 

Africam Safari (Mexico)

 

Zoofari (Mexico)

 

Fundación Temaiken (Argentina)

 

Fundación Temaiken (Argentina)

 

Fundación Temaiken (Argentina)

 

Buenos Aires Ecopark (Argentina)

 

Zoo Municipal Vesty Pakos (Bolivia)

Africam Safari (Mexico)

WAYS YOU CAN ACT

  • For Additional Details

  • Become A Partner

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

SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR:

Zoo Conservation Outreach Group

c/o Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) 

8403 Colesville Road, Suite 710

Silver Spring, MD 20910