Temporary Conservation Evaluation Task Force

Hi Team! Here's the landing page for the compiled rubrics that have come out of our investigations.
A reminder that the deadline is May 1, 2017.

 Existing vetting processes

Chester Zoo: Project Conservation Impact Summary Form
Chester Zoo: Grant Application Form

Zoo Boise - former grant application criteria

Zoo New England Conservation program Review Form

IUCN Deer Specialist Group informal criteria

United Nations - general vetting process

ZSL EDGE Fellowship brochure - See Page 3: Assessment Process
ZSL EDGE Fellowship application guidelines
ZSL EDGE Fellowship application form

 Queried Organizations

AZA TAGs - Martha Fischer

EAZA - Jim Haigwood - in progress

    AZA Field Conservation Committee - Martha Fischer
    ZSL EDGE Program - Brent Huffman - see above
    United Nations - Matt Goodwin - see above
    ZACC (Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation) - Kristen Wolfe

    IUCN Specialist Groups

    • Antelope SG - Martha Fischer
    • Asian Wild Cattle SG - Brent Huffman - NO FORMAL PROCESS (but see Chester Zoo)
    • Caprinae SG - Jim Haigwood - NO FORMAL PROCESS
    • Cervid SG - Dolores Reed - see above
    • Peccary SG - Jim Haigwood - NO FORMAL PROCESS
    • Pig SG - Jim Haigwood
    • Rhino SG - Adam Eyres - in progress
    • Tapir SG - Michele Stancer via Martha Fischer

    Individual Institutions

    • Disney - Kristen Wolfe
    • Toronto Zoo - Brent Huffman - NO FORMAL PROCESS
    • Saint Louis Zoo - Martha Fischer
    • San Francisco Zoo - Matt Goodwin
    • Zoo Atlanta - JT Svoke
    • Zoo Boise - JT Svoke - see above
    • Minnesota Zoo - Andrew Haertzen
    • Houston Zoo - Andrew Haertzen
    • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - Matt Lamoreaux
    • Zoo New England - Jim Haigwood/Jordan Schimming - see above

     Existing TAG-trusted programs (Jordan)



    Tapir (Uses the Tapir Specialist Group projects)

    Wild Pig, Peccary, and Hippo

    • Pygmy Hippo
      • Pygmy Hippo research: The SSP and TAG have endorsed this project which was initiated in earlier this year.  It's an investigation of mortality, polycystic kidney disease, reproductive parameters, and stress in the ex situ population of pygmy hipposGabriella L Flacke, from the School of Animal Biology at The University of Western Australia is the PI.   This is the introduction for her project.
      • Pygmy Hippo conservation: EDGE of existence program for pygmy hippo in Sierra Leone
    • River Hippo: The Ruko Community wildlife conservancy of the Northern Rangelands Trust (Kenya).
    • Red River Hog
      • Bush Meat Crisis Task Force
      • Red River Hog ex situ research: Research to assess baseline reproductive hormone profiles and the effect of pheromones on mating success in non-breeding pairs of Red River Hogs is being conducted by   Annie, Newell-Fugatefrom the Department of Animal Sciences University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This is her introduction to the project.
    • Visayan Warty Pig
      • The Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (PBCFI) has been working on Visayan Warty Pig conservation and stewardship since 1994. The ‘Biodiversity Conservation Centre (BCC)’ was formally inaugurated in the grounds of the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc. (NFEFI) in 1994, with the idea of developing a world class conservation breeding, research and education centre, in the heart of the West Visayas Faunal Region – one of the world’s highest conservation priority areas in terms of both numbers of threatened endemic taxa and degrees of threat. However, this project was actually initiated in 1992 as the second rescue and breeding centre of the Philippine (= Visayan) Spotted Deer (Rusa [= Cervus] alfredi) Conservation Programme (PSDCP) in Negros Island, and established under the aegis of a cooperative management agreement between the NFEFI and Parc Zoologique et Botanique de la Ville de Mulhouse (France). The Mulhouse Zoo had previously signed similar agreements with the two other Philippine spotted deer centres on Negros and Panay Islands and a covering Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR, Government of the Philippines), which formally recognised and established the PSDCP.
    • Chacoan Peccary: The Centro Chaqueno para la Convervacion e Investigacon( CCCI),  Proyecto Tagua in the Gran Chaco of South America.
    • The Pygmy Hog Conservation Program (PHCP)
    • Retrospective characterization of reproductive tract lesions in relation to parity, age, and contraception in captive Suidae and Tayassuidae
      • PI: Annie Newell-Fugate
      • Co-PIs: Dalen Agnew and Anneke Moresco
      • SPECIES: Suidae (pigs) and Tayassuidae (peccaries)
      • PRIMARY LOCATION/INSTITUTION: Texas A&M University, Michigan State University, Denver Zoo