2013 ZACC Agenda - Blank Park Zoo

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2013 ZACC Schedule of Events
(Subject to change)

Below is a schedule of the events for the conference. Topics are in bold and titles of presentations are listed.  For a list of authors and organizations presenting each topic, click here. For a list of posters, click here. Learn more about our keynote speakers here!

Specific Day
Monday, July 8th
Tuesday, July 9th
Wednesday, July 10th
Thursday, July 11th
Friday, July 12th

Monday, July 8th

1:00 - 5:00   Pre-conference Communications and Media Training for field and zoo personnel - Click for More Info

6:30 - 9:30   Icebreaker at State Historical Museum - Click for more info about this fun night!

Tuesday, July 9th 

8:00 - 8:20   Welcome by Blank Park Zoo

8:20 - 9:00   Keynote: Jeff Flocken of IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)

Telling Your Story

9:00 - 9:20

The Little Fireface Project: using media to save the slow loris locally and globally - Anna Nekaris, E.J. Rode, Oxford Brookes University

9:20 - 9:40 Act for Wildlife: Increasing the ability to promote conservation activities, influence behaviour change and encourage fundraising for field conservation - Catherine Barton, Chester Zoo
9:40 - 10:00 A new approach to conservation education films - Michelle Slavin, Richard Bergl, John Tinka North Carolina Zoo
10:00 - 10:20 Animals in the media: how to get your conservation stories told right - Jeremy Hance Mongabay
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Book signing by Jeff Flocken

What is our Role?

11:00 - 11:20 Value-based conservation dialogues: How asking the right question can lead to success - Chris Overdorf, ASLA
11:20 - 11:40 What do AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums contribute to conservation? - Shelly Grow, Senior Conservation Biologist, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Debborah Colbert, Ph.D., Vice President, Conservation & Science, AZA, Paul Boyle, Ph.D., Senior V.P, Conservation & Education, AZA
11:40 - 12:00 Zoos and Aquariums Committed to Saving Species Extinct in the Wild - Markus Gusset, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
12:10 - 1:10 Lunch Provided


Building Relationships from the Ground Up: Working with local stakeholders, regional and national governments

1:10 - 1:50 Keynote: Dr. Pati Medici, Tapir Specialist Group, IPE, Brazil
1:50 - 2:10 Conflict transformation: untangling wildlife conservation conflicts in contemporary society - Francine Madden, Human-Wildlife Conflict Collaboration
2:10 - 2:30 Conservation Fusion: creating diverse partnerships to help endangered species... a ZACC inspired story of success - Susie McGuire, Conservation Fusion
2:30 - 2:50 Working with local stakeholders to develop a model protected area in Mongolia - Richard Reading, Ganchimeg Wingard & Erin Stotz, Denver Zoo
2:50 - 3:10 Combating the illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam - Quyen Vu, Director of Education for Nature, Vietnam
3:10 - 3:30 The Role of Tibetan Monks in Conserving China’s Snow Leopards – Tom McCarthy, Panthera & Li Juan, Peking University/Snow Leopard Trust
3:40 - 4:00 Break and ZACC Group Photo

Panel Discussion: Moderator Peter Riger & Renee Bumpus, Houston Zoo

4:00 - 6:00 Panel Discussion: Deepening the partnerships between zoos & field based conservation projects
  Dinner on your own

7:30 - 9:00      Round-table Discussions 

  • How do we (or should we) communicate the sometimes “ugly” side of conservation? - Kym Gopp, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Lobos, Zoos, and Political Advocacy, A robust discussion of the role and potential role for zoos and zoo professionals as political advocates for wildlife, with Mexican wolf recovery as a case study - Eva Sargent, PhD

Wednesday, July 10th

Connecting Zoos & the Field

8:00 - 8:40 Keynote: Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photographer
8:40 - 9:00 Little Zoo: Big Commitment - Jessie Lowry, Blank Park Zoo
9:00 - 9:20 “Funding,” “Doing,” and “Making Connections” - Kristen Lukas & Kym Gopp, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo & Cleveland Zoological Society’s Conservation Program
9:20 - 9:40 The role of zoos in the conservation of the critically endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkey in northern Vietnam - Herbert Covert, Le Khac Quyet, Amy Harrison-Levine University of Colorado, Boulder
9:40 - 10:00 Direct links between field projects and the zoo: a model for enhancing conservation success - Richard Bergl, PhD, North Carolina Zoo
10:00 - 10:20 Developing a conservation program during a recession - Liz Larsen, Utah’s Hogle Zoo
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Book signing by Joel Sartore
11:00 - 11:20 Andean Bear Conservation Alliance: from a dream to a reality - Isaac Goldstein, Wildlife Conservation Society & Kym Gopp, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
11:20 - 11:40 Building a culture of conservation at the Denver zoo: involving staff in field conservation - Richard Reading, Amy Levine, Matt Herbert & Erin Stotz, Denver Zoo
11:40 - 12:00 Wildlife Conservation through Education and Participation - Amy Reaume, Brevard Zoo
12:00 - 12:20 Flying with the Northern Bald Ibis: The adventure story of a conservation project - Regina Pfistermuller, Zoo Vienna
12:20 - 12:40 Our Partnerships with Zoos to Save the Sloth Bears of India - Nikki Sharp, Wildlife SOS, India
12:40 - 1:00 Citizen Science; a tool to empower volunteers for conservation - Carolina Roa, Tracy Aviary, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Salt Lake City Utilities
1:10 - 3:00

Lunch on your own

3:00 Board Buses for Blank Park zoo
3:00 - 9:00

Zoo Day, Zoo Brew Night - Dinner Provided  (Buses start running back to hotel at 7:00)

6:00 - 7:30           Round-table Discussions at Zoo

  • Quarters for Conservation - Della Garelle, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 
  • Creating Education materials for in-situ projects - what works and what doesn’t? - Beth Armstrong, Conservation Consult, Conservation Initiatives, Anne Warner, Conservation and Education Consultant, Conservation Strategies
  • Executing an impact focused strategy on stopping the illegal wildlife trade - Quyen Vu, Director of Education for Nature, Vietnam

Thursday, July 11th

7:00 - 8:45          Poster Session with Continental Breakfast and Coffee

Innovative Initiatives

8:50 - 9:30 Keynote: Julian Fennessy, Giraffe Conservation Foundation
9:30 - 9:50 Using unmanned aerial vehicles for conservation - Serge Wich & Lian Pin Koh, Liverpool John Moores University
9:50 - 10:10 Spears, cell phones & conservation: reducing human-carnivore conflict in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape - Amy Dickman, Ruaha Carnivore Project, Tanzania
10:10 - 10:30 Developing an experimental methodology for testing the effectiveness of payment for ecosystem services to enhance conservation in productive landscapes in Uganda - Lilly Ajarova, Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust(CSWCT), Uganda
10:40 - 11:00

Coffee Break

From the Field- Latin America

11:00 - 11:20 From orphanage to freedom: the road to rehabilitating confiscated wildlife in Peten, Guatemala - Alejandro Morales, Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association ( ARCAS), Guatemala
11:20 - 11:40 Studying a living fossil: conservation & ecology of the Giant armadillo in the Brazilian Pantanal - Arnaud Desbiez & Danilo Kluyber, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) & Institute for Ecological Research (IPE)
11:40 - 12:00 Club de Protectores de Anfibios Amazonicos (Amazon Amphibian Protectors Club) - Marcy Sieggreen, Detroit Zoological Society
12:00 - 12:20 Fundación Temaikèn`s Endangered Species Conservation Program - Paula Gonzalez Ciccia & Carina Righi, Fundación Temaikèn
12:30 - 1:30

Lunch Provided

Where is the Money?

1:30 - 1:50 Building relationships beyond dollars to advance conservation - Claire Martin, Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund
1:50 - 2:10 Two Foundations that Support Species Conservation - Bill Konstant, Margot Marsh, Biodiversity Foundation
2:10 - 2:30 One Million Dollars, One Year, One Big Idea - Quarters for Conservation - Della Garelle, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
2:30 - 2:50 Zoo Wild: Rotterdam Zoo’s Conservation Festival - Angela Glatston, Rotterdam Zoo
2:50 - 3:10 Innovative Fundraisers - Beth Armstrong, Conservation Consult, Conservation Initiatives
3:20 - 3:40 Coffee Break

Water Based Conservation

3:40 - 4:00 Kinabatangan River Spirit: contributing to freshwater conservation & sustainable livelihoods in northern Borneo - Tun-Min Poh, Kinabatangan River Spirit Initiative
4:00 - 4:20 Where should we go to find great seafood? Supporting marine conservation by empowering the public to make choices for a healthy ocean - Maggie Ostdahl, Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco
4:20 - 4:40 Rebuilding islands in the Chesapeake Bay: Unique partnerships in environmental restoration of important habitats - Laura Bankey & Charmaine Dahlenburg, National Aquarium
4:40 - 5:00 From Virginia to Borneo: Following a signature species (Tomistoma schlegelii) into field conservation opportunities - Mark Swingle, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center & Rob Stuebing, Indonesia Foundation for Equatorial Conservation (YASIWA)
  Dinner on your own
7:30 - 9:30 ZACC Film Night

Friday, July 12th

Instilling a Passion for Conservation

8:30 - 9:10 Keynote: John Lukas, President of Okapi Conservation Project, Epulu, DR Congo
9:10 - 9:30 The Kasiisi Project: encouraging environmental stewardship in Uganda’s next generation - Dr. Zarin Machanda, Elizabeth Ross, Ph.D. & Sonya Kahlenberg, Ph.D., The Kasiisi Project
9:30 - 9:50 Changing Hearts, Minds and ultimately Behaviors: formulating community engagement with youth volunteers - Jennifer Whitener, Oregon Zoo - Anne Warner, Conservation Strategies
9:50 - 10:10 Oh look- it’s an elephant! - Dr. Maggie Esson, Chester Zoo, North of England Zoological Society
10:10 - 10:30 Long-distance love story: from the Prairie to the Rainforest - Susan Lutter, Act for Great Apes
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee Break

From the Field

11:00 - 11:20 Amur Tigers in Russia: Adapting Conservation Strategies to Meet Evolving Needs - Jonathan Slaght & Dale Miquelle Wildlife Conservation Society, Russia
11:20 - 11:40 Rescue, Rehabilitation, Reintroduction and Education Outreach - An Integrated Approach to Bonobo (Pan paniscus) Conservation in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Claudine Andre & Lisa Pharoah, Friends of Bonobos, DRC
11:40 - 12:00 Red Panda Community Based Monitoring & Conservation - Dirk Kloss, Red Panda Network, Nicki Boyd, Red Panda Network and San Diego Zoo
12:00 - 12:20 Incentivizing community-based reforestation efforts in Madagascar - Edward E.Louis Jr., DVM, Ph.D., Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Provided

Biodiversity Conservation within Agro-industrial Landscapes: challenges & opportunities

Moderater: Dr. Marc Ancrenaz

1:30 - 1:50 Ranging patterns of elephant bull in agro-industrial landscape: implications for conserving the species in the lower Kinabatangan floodplain - Nurzhafarina Othman, Marc Ancrenaz, Benoit Goossens, Danau Girang Field Centre, HUTAN
1:50 - 2:10 The Kibale eco-char initiative: partnering with agricultural communities & industry to safeguard wildlife habitat in Uganda - Rebecca Goldstone & Michael Stern, New Nature Foundation
2:10 - 2:30 Building bridges across sectors - Bengt Holst, Copenhagen Zoo
2:30 - 2:50 Conservation Coffee in Papua New Guinea: An agricultural livelihood project to support tree kangaroos and biodiversity conservation - Lisa Dabek and Bobbi Miller, Woodland Park Zoo and Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program
2:50 - 3:45  General Audience discussion about ZACC and Closing Remarks by BPZ Staff


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