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Conservation Committee
Funding Awards

Awards Since 1991

Since 1991, the San Diego County Orchid Society has awarded
more than $186,000 to projects in 21 different countries.

Conservation Awards for 2014 and 2015
2014
No Conservations Awards were made in 2014
2015

Restinga Viva. Submitted by Maria do Rosário de Almeida Braga, Brazilian Institute of Biodiversity, Brazil. ($5,995)

Understanding the Ecological Niche Requirements of Rare and Endangered Orchid Species. Submitted by Jaspreet Kaur, Texas Tech University.($5,050)

Restoration of Orchids in Human Transformed Landscape Involving Local Community in Wayanad District, Kerala, India. Submitted by Jis Sebastian and Giby Kuriakose, Sacred Heart College, Kerala, India.($2,965)

Conservation Awards for 2012 and 2013
2012

Orchid Conservation and Awareness Project, Syangja District of Nepal - Ajay Karki, Kathmandu Forestry College, Kathmandu, Nepal ($2500)

Implementing Symbiotic Germination Techniques in New Zealand for the Conservation of Terrestrial Orchids - Carlos Lehnebach, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand. ($2504)

2013

A Study of Native Species of Vanilla Plumier ex Miller (Vanilloidea: Orchidaceae) as an Education and Conservation Strategy in the Columbian Amazon. Submitted by Rafael Arévalo and Andrés Barona, Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Reserva Otraparte, Leticia-Tarapacá, Amazonas, Colombia.($2675)

Pollination Ecology and Floral Scents of Peruvian Telipogon. Submitted by Carlos Martel, Institute of Experimental Ecology, Ulm University, Germany.($2,500)

Community Based Approaches for Sustainable Conservation of Threatened Orchids of Godavari-Phulchowki Mountain Forest, Nepal. Submitted by Dhirendra Kumar Pradhan, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, Chitwan, Nepal.($2,450)

Conservation Awards for 2010 and 2011
2010

Community Building for the Conservation and Annotated List of Orchidaceae, Wild Orchids Species in the Tropical Cloud Forest of Dapa, Colombia - Terry Lynn Gartelman-Gonzalez, DapaViva Environmental Foundation, Dapa, Colombia ($2766)

Developing Native Orchid Conservation Education with a New Conservation Park - Mizushi Satoh, APROVACA (Asociación de Productores de Orquídeas del Valle y Cabuya), El Valle de Antón, Provincia de Coclé, Panamá ($2701)

Reintroduction of Peristylus (Platanthera) holochila – a U.S. Federally Endangered Orchid from Hawaii - Lawrence Zettler, Erin Wood, Tegan Fugate, and Lillian Moller-Jacobs, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL ($2500)

2011

A study of the conservation genetics and future viability of a rare North American orchid, (Platanthera praeclara) - Steven Travers, Department of Biological Sciences, North Dakota State University ($2032)

Conservation Awards for 2000 through 2009
Awards for 2008 & 2009
2008

Implementation of an Orchid Rescue Center at the El Pahuma Orchid Reserve, Ecuador - Dr. Joe Meisel and Dr. Catherine Woodward, Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation, USA ($1455)

Orchid Survey of Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - OrquidaRio (the orchid society of Rio de Janeiro), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ($2860)

Identification and Mapping of Orchids in Macaé de Cima, Brazil - David and Izabel Miller, Rio Atlantic Forest Trust ($2000)

The Two Worlds Dry Forest Corridor: Manabí Ecuador - Dr. Joe Meisel and Dr. Catherine Woodward, Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation, USA ($6000)

2009

Rehabilitation and Habitat Restoration of Snow Orchid (Diplomeris hirsuta) in the Western Himalayas, India - Dr. Jeewan Singh Jalal, Centre for Participatory Biodiversity Conservation Society, Uttarakhand, India ($2190)

In Situ Conservation of Endangered and Endemic Orchids in Turkey - Zafer Kizilkaya, Foça Izmir, Turkey ($5480)

Participatory Conservation and Restoration of Orchids in Chitwan Valley, Nepal - Sunita Ulak, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal ($2360)

Awards for 2006 & 2007
2006

Survey and Distribution of the Orchids of the “Reserva Ecológica do Guapiaçu” (REGUA), Cachoeiras de Macacu, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil - OrquidaRio (the orchid society of Rio de Janeiro), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ($2140)

Conservation of a Rare Orchid (Cypripedium cordigerum) in Nagtibba (Western Himalaya), India - Dr. Jeewan Singh Jalal, Department of Habitat Ecology, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India ($2400) The report pdf file is here & an html page about the project is here

The Two Worlds Dry Forest Corridor: Manabí Ecuador - Dr. Joe Meisel and Dr. Catherine Woodward, Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation, USA ($6000)

2007

Conservation Genetics within Piperia (Orchidaceae) -Robert Lauri, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, California ($2300)

Establishment of a Propagation and Reintroduction Program for Threatened Orchids of the Southern Pacific Slope of Mexico. Phase 1: Field Survey - Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico ($2500)

Assessment of the Orchid Diversity in Different Habitats of the Knuckles Mountains, Sri Lanka - Rathgama Fernando, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka ($2605)

Threatened Orchids of the Massif du Chaillu, Gabon - Tariq Stévart, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri ($3000)

Ecology and Conservation of the Orchids Present in Andean Forests of the Natural National Park Chingaza (Cundinamarca, Colombia) - Daira Ximena Villagran, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá, Colombia ($2520)

Awards for 2004 & 2005
2004

Orchid Abundance along Forest Successional Gradients: Rare Orchids, Rare Habitats, or Rare Fungi? - J. Hope Hornbeck and Dr. Donald Leopold, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, State University of New York, Syracuse, New York, USA ($2160)

Orchid Conservation in the Eastern Andes of Ecuador - Lou Jost, Ecuador ($2100)

Status, Pollination Ecology, and Genetic Diversity of Endangered Orchidaceae: Habenaria distans, H. macroceratitis, and Spiranthes floridana - Dr. Michael Kane and Scott Stewart, Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA ($2400)

The Two Worlds Dry Forest Corridor: Manabí Ecuador - Dr. Joe Meisel and Dr. Catherine Woodward, Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation, USA ($6000)

2005

Predicting the Vulnerability of Epiphytic Orchid Communities to Climate Change in the Peruvian Andes - Damien Catchpole, School of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania ($3000)

Threatened Orchids of Shivapuri National Park - Dr. Lokesh Shakya, Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal ($2450)

Awards for 2002 & 2003
2002

Ecology of Lepanthes and Teagueia in Ecuador - Lou Jost, Ecuador ($2325)

Identification and Protection of Critical Orchid Habitat in Ecuador through Conservation Easements - Joe Meisel and Catherine Woodward, Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation, USA ($2664)

Symbiotic Seed Germination of Two Rare Spiranthes Species from Florida, USA - Kurt Piskin and Dr. Lawrence Zettler, Department of Biology, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois, USA ($1600)

2003

Orchid Conservation by Local Residents in Madagascar through Direct Reintroduction at Ranomafana National Park - M.M. From and T. Gouveia, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA ($3280)

Orchids of Lower Goryi Valley, Western, Himalaya, India: Towards a Community Based Conservation Approach - Jeewan Singh Jalal, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India ($2500)

Ecology of Lepanthes and Teagueia in Ecuador - Lou Jost, Ecuador ($2487)

The Orchids of El Pahuma, Ecuador: Species Inventory and Guide Book - Joe Meisel and Catherine Woodward, Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation, USA ($2645)

The Choco-Andes Center for Orchid Conservation, Ecuador - Alex Reynolds and Rodrigo Ontaneda, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA ($1300)

Recovery of a Federally Endangered Hawaiian Endemic, Platanthera holochila, through Symbiotic Seed Germination - Emma Peterson and Dr. Lawrence Zettler, Department of Biology, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois, USA ($2000)

Awards for 2000 & 2001
2000

Ecological Study of Lepanthes in Ecuador - Lou Jost, Ecuador ($2325)

Study of Mycorrhizal Associations in Platanthera Species - Dr. Lawrence Zettler, Department of Biology, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois, USA ($858)

Reference Materials for Botanical Library in Cuzco, Peru - Eric Christenson, Sarasota, Florida, USA ($580)

Habitat Protection in Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil - David Miller and Dr. Richard Warren, Rio Atlantic Forest Trust ($2400)

2001

Diversity and Distribution of Lepanthes in Ecuador - Lou Jost, Ecuador ($2550)

Cypripedium Rescue in Minnesota, USA - Tom Nelson and Eric Hansen, Minnesota, USA ($2500)

Reproductive Biology of Sympatric Pleurothallid Species in Northwestern Ecuador - Lorena Endara, Department of Biological Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador ($2600)

Orchids of the Yavita-Maroa Road, Venezuela - Dr. Gustavo Romero, The Harvard University Herbaria, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA ($2655)

Orchid Survey in Banyang-Mbo Sanctuary, Cameroon - Louis Zapfack, Department of Plant Biology, University of Yaounde, Cameroon ($2468)

Orchids of the Organ Mountain Range, Brazil - David Miller and Dr. Richard Warren, Rio Atlantic Forest Trust ($2250)

Genetic Relationships among Disa and Stenoglottis Species - Benny Bytebier and Dirk Bellstedt, Department of Biochemistry, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa ($2000)

Survey of Orchids in Eastern Nepal - Dr. Lokesh Shakya and Devendra Bajracharya, Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal ($1500)

Conservation Awards for 1991 through 1999
Awards for 1998 & 1999
1998

Survey of Native Orchids - Greg Steenbeeke, New South Wales, Australia ($750)

Genetic Diversity of Epipactis gigantea in San Diego, California, USA - Dr. Neal Biggart, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA ($1050)

Vegetative Propagation of Dendrobium anosmum with BAP - Awardee, Hawaii, USA ($300)

Sponsorship - 16th World Orchid Conference, Vancouver, Canada ($1000)

1999

Habitat Protection in Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil - David Miller and Dr. Richard Warren, Rio Atlantic Forest Trust ($2400)

Study of Paphiopedilum Habitats in Vietnam - Dr. Leonid Averyanov, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg, Russia ($3000)

Establishment of a Conservation Easement in El Pahuma, Ecuador - Catherine Woodward, Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation, USA ($2000)

Awards for 1996 & 1997
1996

Ecology of Aerangis verdickii in Zimbabwe - Dr. Harold Koopowitz, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, California, USA ($2000)

1997

Outdoor Orchid Display - Quail Botanical Gardens, Encinitas, California, USA ($3600)

Reproductive Costs in Aerangis verdickii in Zimbabwe - Dr. Harold Koopowitz, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, California, USA ($1700)

Propagation and Reintroduction of Native Ladyslippers - Peter Faletra, New Hampshire, USA ($1706)

Awards for 1994 & 1995
1994

Orchid Program - The Arboretum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, USA ($2000)

Orchid Viewing / Education - San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California, USA ($4500)

1995
No Conservations Awards were made in 1995
Awards for 1992 & 1993
1992

Rio Bravo Habitat Conservation - Programme for Belize, Belize ($4570)

1993

Rio Bravo Habitat Conservation - Programme for Belize, Belize ($4950)

Awards for 1990 & 1991
1990
No Conservations Awards were made in 1990
1991

Rio Bravo Habitat Conservation - Programme for Belize, Belize ($4640)