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2013 Mid-Year Proceedings
Charleston, SC - April 2013

ASAG Workshop: We're Not In It Alone
Integrating Conservation Strategies Across Mutual Organizations

Introduction - Goals of Workshop
Sara Hallager - Smithsonian's National Zoological Park

EAZA Collection Planning on the Other Side of the Atlantic Ocean
William VanLint - European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA)

Introducing the CBSG, the One Plan Approach
Kristin Leus - Conservation Breeding Specialtist Group (CBSG)

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, its Committee for Population Management and Global Species Management Plans
Markus Gusset - World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)

Moving Towards Global Management of Zoo Populations
Kathy Traylor-Holzer - IUCN SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group

The Golden Lion Tamarin
Jennifer Mickelberg - Zoo Atlanta

Australian GSMP
Chris Hibbard - Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA), Australia

EAZA International Collaboration Between Regional TAGs
Cathy King - Vogelpark Walsrode

ALPZA (Latin American Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Overview and Potential for Expanded Collaboration
Mike Macek - St. Louis Zoo

Linking IUCN Specialist Groups with EAZA TAGs and EAZA Institutions
Leslie Dickie - European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA)

Working Outside the "Comfort Zone (Box)" - The Herp Perspective
Dino Ferri - Jacksonville Zoo

The International Rhino Foundation and the IUCN
Bill Konstant - International Rhino Foundation

When one and one needs to equal 1.1.4
Chris Hibbard - Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA), Australia

The Challenges to Living Happily Ever After
Danny de Man - European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA)

How Can ALL of These Groups Work More Cooperatively?
Jackie Ogden - Disney's Animal Kingdom

ASAG General Meeting

Welcome and Introduction of Steering Committee Members
Sara Hallager - Smithsonian's National Zoological Park

Budgies/Lorikeet Aviaries
Dan Boritt - Indianapolis Zoo and Kelly Vineyard - Columbus Zoo

A Novel Approach to Acclimating Tufted Puffins
(Keeper Grant Award)
Justin Brackett - Sea World San Diego

ASAG Action Plan Updates
Tom Schneider - Detroit Zoo

Hand-rearing and Introduction Techniques in Southern Ground Hornbills
(Keeper Grant Award)
Maureen Cleary - Sacramento Zoo

Successful Breeding, Artificial Incubation, and Rearing of the Egyptian Plover
(Keeper Grant Award)
Travis Garrett - Denver Zoo

Population Management Assistance for Red Programs
Kaitlyn Perisin and Sara Sullivan - Population Management Center

In-situ Breeding and Research Centers for the Sustainability of AZA Avian Populations
Juan Cornejo - Bronx Zoo

ASAG Workshop: Charadiiformes

Auditory and Visual Threat Recognition in Captive-reared Piping Plovers
Sarah Saunders - University of Minnesota

From Rooftops to Rafts: Floating Nest Platforms for Least Terns
James Wilson - Pinellas County Fort Desoto

Common Tern Habitat Restoration in SE Michigan
Tom Schneider - Detroit Zoo

Red Knot Banding Project - A Volunteer's Story
Lori Smith - Smithsonian's National Zoo

Habitats for Shorebirds
Jo Gregson - Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

The Charadriiformes - Population Trends in North American ISIS Institutions
Robert Webster - Toledo Zoo

The Saint Louis Zoo Penguin and Puffin Coast
Anne Tieber - St. Louis Zoo

Scale and Crate Training with Tufted Puffins, Common Murres and Rhinoceros Auklets at Henry Doorly Zoo
Bob Lastovica - Henry Doorly Zoo

Managing the Masked Lapwing, Vanellus miles, at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Sarah Faugno/Lisa Signorino - Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

ASAG Workshop: Avian SAG Oil Spill Workshop

Wildlife Laws: Oil Spill Response
Clare Lee - US Fish and Wildlife Service

US Fish and Wildlife Laws: Role of Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation in the Incident Command System (ICS)
Sharon Schmaltz - Wildlife Center of Texas

Effects of Oil on Wildlife
Dr. Jill Heatley - Texas A&M University

Effects of Oil on Humans (OSHA Concerns)
Sharon Schmaltz - Wildlife Center of Texas

Zoonoses
Dr. Jill Heatley - Texas A&M University

Capture and Restraint & Deterrents
Sharon Schmaltz - Wildlife Center of Texas

Rehabilitation of Oiled Wildlife
Sharon Schmaltz - Wildlife Center of Texas

Triage, Critical Care, and Treatment
Dr. Jill Heatley - Texas A&M University

Taxon Adivsory Group (TAG) Meetings

Piciformes TAG
Anseriformes TAG
Raptor TAG
Ratite TAG
Penguin TAG
Coraciiformes TAG
       
Guam Micronesian Kingfisher
PACCT TAG
       Golden White-eye and Saipan Bridled White-eyes
       
Anne Tieber - St. Louis Zoo
       Superb Bird of Paradise
       
Angie Ray - San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Galliformes TAG