Founded in 1988, Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit coalition of zoos, aquariums, and related partners dedicated to promoting wildlife and habitat conservation throughout the Americas. The group accomplishes its core mission by developing conservation leadership capacity in Latin American zoological institutions and providing direct technical, material, and financial support to collaborative, zoo and aquarium-based conservation programs. The former is achieved by providing access to information and training opportunities through a well-coordinated Conservation Training Scholarship Program, while the latter is accomplished by pooling technical, material, and financial support from North American partners and delivering these resources to their counterparts in Latin America and the Caribbean Basin.
In a recent report, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) listed Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG) as its 5th most referenced conservation partner,* and the success of ZCOG’s Conservation Training Scholarship Program has been highlighted in numerous publications, including the AZA’s Connect magazine.
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