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Director: Dennis Kelly
Mission: We envision a world in which humankind values, protects and preserves the diversity of species on Earth.
Principal Research Programs: Behavioral and cognitive research and conservation programs for gorilla, Sumatran orangutan, drill, golden lion tamarin. Zoo Atlanta's Conservation Action Resource Center integrates the zoo's science, education and conservation activities. It is a center for collaboration and communication among its core staff and volunteers, in partnership with government, environmental organizations, universities, schools, corporations, and foundations.
Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities are available for: Pre-College, Undergraduate, Graduate, Continuing Education and Professional; Field work opportunities are available; Program emphasis: Conservation, Behavior, Ecology; Financial support is occasionally available; Year-round education programs are available for all ages. Volunteer programs include intensive formal training. NSF-funded research internships, veterinary externships, programs for continuing education for teachers (GIFT, GYSTC), conservation fellows, Georgia Institute of Technology comparative psychology graduate student lab (6 students as of January 1996), visiting scientists, GSAMS distance learning laboratory on grounds.
Associated Field Sites: Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund; Zoo Atlanta/Africa Biodiversity Conservation Program. Contact: Dr. Tom Butynski, Senior Conservation Biologist, Zoo Atlanta or PO Box 24434, Nairobi, Kenya. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported Species: 1 Cercopithecus mona (mona monkey), 2 Colobus angolensis (Angola colobus), 23 Gorilla gorilla gorilla (western lowland gorilla), 3 Leontopithecus rosalia (golden lion tamarin), 5 Mandrillus leucophaeus (drill), 7 Pongo abelii (Sumatran orangutan), 3 Pongo pygmaeus (Bornean orangutan)
Publications: "ARC Annual Report"; "African Primates Newsletter" (biannual); "ZOOM" (quarterly); "Zoomaker" (volunteer newsletter, quarterly); "Beastly Bulletin" (staff newsletter); "The Ethogram" (research newsletter, quarterly)
Last Updated: 2009-07-09
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