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Director Ashe is joined by Service colleagues Tom Melius, Amy Salveter, Kristin Shaw, Trisha Crabill and John Mabery (ret.). Photo courtesy of Blacktie Missouri.

Director Ashe is joined by Service colleagues Tom Melius, Amy Salveter, Kristin Shaw, Trisha Crabill and John Mabery (ret.). Photo courtesy of Blacktie Missouri.

Director Ashe meets a polar bear at the St. Louis Zoo. Photo by Amy Salveter/USFWS.

Director Ashe meets a polar bear at the St. Louis Zoo. Photo by Amy Salveter/USFWS.

Director Ashe Receives St. Louis Zoo
Conservation Award

Contributions to wildlife conservation in Missouri and beyond under the leadership of Director Dan Ashe were recognized by the St. Louis Zoo in November 2015. Director Ashe received the 2015 St. Louis Zoo Conservation Award at a ceremony at the 24th annual Marlin Perkins Society Celebration.

"Under Dan Ashe's leadership, the USFWS has enabled the Saint Louis Zoo to undertake conservation efforts from the Pacific Islands to our own state of Missouri," said Jeffrey P. Bonner, Ph.D., Dana Brown President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saint Louis Zoo. "We could not enjoy the successes we have had without the support and encouragement of the agency that Dan leads so well."

The Service has a long-standing partnership with the St. Louis Zoo, collaborating on a number of conservation projects, including the recovery of endangered American burying beetles and Ozark hellbenders through captive propagation programs. The St. Louis Zoo also supports the City of St. Louis Milkweed for Monarchs program, for which the Service provided funding in 2015 through its role with the Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative.

Director Ashe’s award is one of four presented by the St. Louis Zoo to outstanding community leaders in 2015.

By Georgia Parham
Regional Office - External Affairs

Director Ashe holds an endangered American burying beetle at the St. Louis Zoo. Photo by Amy Salveter/USFWS.

Director Ashe holds an endangered American burying beetle at the St. Louis Zoo. Photo by Amy Salveter/USFWS.

 

Last updated: February 4, 2016