The Association of Zoological Horticulture is committed to the conservation of our natural environment. AZH awards qualified plant conservation grants to AZH organizational and professional members on an annual basis. This program is supported by Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund and proceeds from silent and live auctions at the AZH annual conference.
AZH Conservation Grants are awarded for both in-situ and ex-situ plant conservation work. The deadline for 2018 grant application is July 27, 2018.
Applications must be submitted online at https://azh.org/about/grants/
Any questions can be directed to AZH Grant Facilitator, Darryl Windham.
2017 AZH Plant Conservation Grant award winners were:
- "Sex and the single Zizuphus: pollinator behavior and the effect of Gopherus polyphemus on seed germination in the endangered shrub Ziziphus celata" Bok Tower Gardens- $5,300
- "Strengthening our Ex situ Safety Net: Conservation workshop for globally unique collections", Botanic Gardens Conservation International. - $3,600
- "Study the influence of microhabitat variables on the survival and growth of reintroduced epiphytic orchids at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park." International Center for Tropical Botany/Florida International University - $3,600
- "Fruit Bats, habitat restoration and natural forest sustainable management in Eastern Madagascar" Naples Zoo and Caribbean Gardens - $4,970
- "Hawaiian Fern Conservation" Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium - $5,384
- "Neotropic Bamboo" San Diego Zoo Global/Bamboo of the Americas - $3,600
- "The Urban Prairies Project" Butterfly Pavilion $7,500
- "Conservation of the Critically Endangered alligator lizard Abronia campbelli in eastern Guatemala through Habitat Restoration and Community Forest Management- 2017-2018 International Reptile Conservation Foundation $6,000