Charlotte Henley elected Chairperson of the Zoo Conservation Outreach Group
October 19, 2015 - Charlotte Henley, Director of Educational Services at the Ellen Trout Zoo, was elected Chairperson of the Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG) at the recent annual meeting of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Zoo Conservation Outreach Group is a membership based organization that facilitates conservation activities between US zoos and zoos in Latin America and the Caribbean basin. Some of the projects they have been working on include Andean condors in Argentina, Andean bears in Ecuador, giant armadillos in Brazil, jaguars in Brazil, Chilean flamingos in Chile, the giant anteater in Brazil, and the three-wattled bellbird in Honduras. ZCOG has been a leader in this conservation movement since 1988. In addition to the field conservation projects facilitated, ZCOG engages in capacity building by providing 14 scholarships for Latin American professionals to attend the Association of Zoos and Aquariums professional training programs.