Audubon Species Conservation and Management Scholarship

Zoo Conservation Outreach Group


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jul 14, 2018 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Working Professional

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Caribbean, Central America, South America

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Overview:

The Audubon Species Conservation and Management Scholarship was established by the Audubon Zoo and  Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG) to improve records keeping standards in developing country zoos and aquariums, thereby promoting better animal management practices, supporting international collection sustainability efforts, and discouraging illegal wildlife trafficking This scholarship provides annual funding for Latin American zoo and aquarium professionals to attend the Association of Zoos & Aquarium’s (AZA) Institutional Records Keeping (IRK) course.  


The scholarship  is sponsored by the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana and managed by Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG).

 

The scholarship may only be applied toward the Institutional Records Keeping professional training course.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be employees or associates of Latin American zoological institutions or related facilities. 
  • Applicants must possess a functional proficiency in English.
  • Individuals may submit only one scholarship application per year.

Preferences:

  • Preference will be given to keeper and curatorial staff, and professionals early in their career or who otherwise lack access to training opportunities.