Naples Zoo Caribbean Conservation Scholarship

Zoo Conservation Outreach Group


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

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

Applicant type: Working Professional

Funding uses: Conference, Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Barbados; Belize Expand all

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Overview:

The Naples Zoo’s Caribbean Conservation Training scholarship provides professional training opportunities for zoo, aquarium, and related facility colleagues from the Caribbean Basin. 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. This 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.

This scholarship is sponsored by the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens and managed by Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG).

The Naples Zoo Caribbean Conservation Scholarship may be applied towards any AZA Professional Training Program course during the upcoming program year.

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

Eligibility:

    • 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. 
    • Applicants must possess a functional proficiency in English.
      • Individuals may submit only one scholarship application per year.

      Preferences:

      • For this scholarship, preference will be given to applicants that can demonstrate involvement in regional wildlife or habitat conservation initiatives.   
      • Preference will be given to keeper and curatorial staff, and professionals early in their career or who otherwise lack access to training opportunities.

      Ineligibility:

      • An individual cannot be awarded the same scholarship more than once.