Rewarding excellence, persistence and innovation
The following will be awarded during the November 2017 annual conference. Submission deadline is July 31, 2017.
ZAA Excellence in Breeding
The Excellence in Breeding Award recognizes a truly momentous captive propagation achievement that enhances the conservation of the species, whether common or endangered, in captivity.
Excellence in Breeding application - Must be a ZAA accredited facility
ZAA In situ Conservation
The In situ Conservation Award recognizes significant contributions to enhancing the conservation of an animal species in nature. Types of contributions include, but not limited to, fiscal, educational and personnel in support of a single species or ecotype(s) supporting the species.
In situ Conservation application - Must be a ZAA accredited facility
ZAA Ex situ Conservation
The Ex situ Conservation Award recognizes excellence in captive care, welfare and propagation of animal species in captivity, as a hedge against extinction.
Ex situ Conservation application - Must be a ZAA accredited facility
ZAA Educational Award of Excellence
The Educational Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding achievement and innovation in education program design and implementation.
Educational Award of Excellence application - Must be a ZAA accredited facility
ZAA Animal Exhibit Award of Excellence
The Animal Exhibit Award of Excellence recognizes excellence in the area of new and unique live animal display, exhibit design and construction by a ZAA member. Innovation, as opposed to huge capital spending, is a ZAA imperative. Innovative design allows more ZAA zoos to participate in quality programs facilitation species welfare and conservation.
Animal Exhibit Award of Excellence application - Must be a ZAA accredited facility
ZAA Lifetime Achievement Award
The ZAA Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest ZAA honor for professional excellence and contribution to the zoo industry. The award recognizes the improvements made to the craft of zookeeping and zoo management by an individual. Must be a ZAA professional member.
Awarded by the Board of Directors.