From the field......
The document below is a list of field researchers and their contact information.
Images from the field
Click on Reports from the Field
ARCAS - Guatemala
Ruaha Carnivore Project - Tanzanzia
ASRI - Indonesia
Quotes from the field
We wanted to include some inspirational quotes here that illustrates how zoos can make a difference by supporting already existing field projects and that small grants do make a difference. Below is a quote from Dr. David Morgan of the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Nouabale Ndoki National Park to the Brevard Zoo after they provided funding.
"We had been toying with the idea of using remote cameras at termite mounds for several years but were not able to convince our academic colleagues that this was a feasible means to study wild chimpanzees. The Brevard Zoo saw promise in this innovative technology and purchased the first remote camera unit for our chimpanzee tool use studies. This camera worked wonderfully well and showed the world two new types of chimpanzee tool use! The success of this remote technology is shown in the sponsorship of 17 additional cameras for our study and the adoption of this method by other chimpanzee researchers in Gabon, Nigeria and Ivory Coast.”
What is ZACC?
field conservation, community, inspiration, partnerships, in situ, ex situ, zoos and aquariums, field projects, funding, conservation grants, Denver Zoo 2015 host, Blank Park Zoo 2013 host, local and indigenous peoples, making contacts, zoo grants, saving species, protecting species, protecting wild places, local conservation efforts, regional conservation efforts, international conservation efforts, conservation conference, ZACC history, ZACC hosts, Zoos and Aquariums: Committing to Conservation, Africa, Latin America, Central America, Asia, North America, Europe, colleagues meeting, networking, mutual support, benefits to zoos, benefits to field researchers, making a difference.
Featured field project
If you are hosting a meeting, or doing a fundraiser at your zoo please consider contacting one of the projects below. The sale of their products directly benefit their respective field projects. These projects all had vendor tables at the 2013 ZACC conference - and they raised in total over $13,000 during a four day period!
Ruaha Carnivore Project
Amy Dickman firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Fireface Project
Anna Nekaris email@example.com
Africa Matters / Painted Dog Conservation
Wendy Blakeley firstname.lastname@example.org
Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Lilly Ajarova email@example.com
Health in Harmony
Etty Rahmawati firstname.lastname@example.org
Kari malen email@example.com
Rosevan Vickery firstname.lastname@example.org
Snow Leopard Trust
Marissa Niranjan Marissa@snowleopard.org
Maliangin Island Community Association (MICA)
Lowland Tapir Consevation Initiative, IPÊ – Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas www.tapirconservation.org.br
IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG) www.tapirs.org
Pati Medici email@example.com
Partners in Conservation
Susie McGuire firstname.lastname@example.org
Action for Cheetahs
Mary Wykstra email@example.com
Act for Great Apes
Susan Lutter firstname.lastname@example.org
Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership www.madagascarpartnership.org/home/donations_gift_shop
Dr. Louis Azure email@example.com