A Critical Initiative by the American Society of Primatologists Conservation Committee
We are members of the Conservation Committee of the American Society of Primatologists (ASP) — the largest professional society of primatologists in North America. Our research and conservation efforts are focused on primates: the closest living species to humans and among the world’s most charismatic animals. Today they are among the most endangered animals, with more than 65% of species threatened with extinction. Many factors drive this tragic decline, including deforestation, mining, road- and dam-building, commercial agriculture, and hunting.
Although the problems facing primates in their natural habitats are diverse and complex, we recognize that solutions are most likely to be found with people who share their habitats. ASP has supported researchers from or working in countries where primates live, including Madagascar, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico and Uganda and invested more than $200,000 to support 187 projects on some 86 primate species.
We met our goal by raising $25,000 from September 1 to December 31, 2021. The funds were matched by the NGO Re:Wild.
This grant is supporting the work of habitat country primatologists all over the world. Details about the awardees are below.
|Awardee||Project Title||Target Species||Country|
|Md Tarik Kabir||Minimizing Threats and Setting Conservation Priorities for Western Hoolock Gibbons (Hoolock hoolock) at Atora Hill Reserved Forest and Dhopachari-Patiya Forest of Bangladesh by Engaging Local Communities||Hoolock hoolock (EN)||Bangladesh|
|Lamin Saho||A community-based approach to Temminck’s red colobus conservation, Sambel Kunda, Central River Region, The Gambia||Piliocolobus badius temminckii (CR)||the Gambia|
|Martin Kowalewski||Assessment and mitigation of forest fires on a population of Alouatta caraya at a long-term study site in Northern Argentina||Alouatta caraya (VU)||Argentina|
|Omobayo Ghislain Zoffoun||Population status and conservation of Critically Endangered red bellied monkey (Cercopithecus erythrogaster erythrogaster) in Lama Forest Reserve (South Benin)||Cercopithecus erythrogaster erythrogaster (CR)||Benin|
|Aini Hasanah Abd Mutalib||Project SoundSKAPE: Tracking the symphony of Lar Gibbon (Hylobates lar) in Kenyir Landscape using Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM).||Hylobates lar (EN)||Malaysia|
|Fefy Niaina Ravahatramananjarasoa||Forest resilience against human disturbance: The effectiveness of seed dispersal by the gray-headed brown lemur (Eulemur cinereiceps) at the newly-protected areas of Ankarabolava-Angakatrika, Madagascar||Eulemur cinereiceps (CR)||Madagascar|
|He Zhang||Assessment of new habitats for golden snub-nosed monkeys in the Qinling Mountains, China||Rhinopithecus roxellana (EN)||China|
|Chimpanzee and Wildlife Friends’ Association||STRUCTURATION OF AN EAST AFRICAN NETWORK OF LOCAL ACTORS FOR THE CONSERVATION OF GREAT APES||Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii (EN) Gorilla beringei beringei (CR)||Uganda|
|Dr. Andriantsitohaina Bertrand||Lemur density and community conservation in Ankarafantsika National Park, Northwest Madagascar||Seven threatened species||Madagascar|
|Doménico Randimbiharinirina, GERP||Conserving lemurs in the Mahadrodroka forest, northwestern of Madagascar by protecting their natural habitat and improving human well-being.||Propithecus coquereli plus five other species||Madagascar|
|Galvius Degbelo||Habitat selection and traditional ecological knowledge-based diet assessment of endangered primates in Benin: Case of Colobus vellerosus and Procolobus verus||Colobus vellerosus (CR) and Procolobus verus (VU)||Benin|
|Le Thanh An||Conservation of the endangered Lorises (Nycticebus spp.) in proposed Ha Nam’s Species and Habitat Protected Area for Delacour’s langur, Vietnam.||Nycticebus bengalensis (EN) and Nycticebus pygmaeus (EN)||Vietnam|
|Dilip Chetry||Current status of Golden langur Trachypithecus geei in Kakoijana-Bamuni Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in the state of Assam, India||Trachypithecus geei (EN)||India|
|Melissa E. Rodríguez Menjivar||“Little seeds” an environmental education program for the conservation of Spider Monkeys and their habitat in Jucuarán, El Salvador|
and their habitat in Jucuarán, El Salvador.
|Ateles geoffroyi (EN)||El Salvador|
|Tilo Nadler||8th Asian Primate Symposium||Vietnam|
We thank more than 150 donors who helped make this a most successful fund-raising campaign!
Primate Protectors (up to $100)
Primate Guardians ($100-$500)
Conservation Champions ($500+)