Conservation of nonhuman primates is a critical issue facing primatologists today. As a professional society, the American Society of Primatologists seeks to establish liaison between our members and conservation groups, research development agencies, and wildlife management/government officials in habitat countries. Our goal is to provide information on the status of wild populations of nonhuman primates and to monitor the primate trade (with special emphasis on the bushmeat crisis) and enactment/abuse of legislation aimed at conservation of nonhuman primates. We also identify and reward individuals deserving of special recognition for their outstanding contributions to primate conservation.
Award Nominations & Grant Applications
- ASP Conservationist Awards. Recognition and financial support for students and "early career" investigators from habitat countries ($750).
- Conservation Small Grants for conservation research or related projects (up to $2,000).
- Previous award recipients, indexed by year.
Special Topics in Primatology
One of the many ways ASP raises funds for primate conservation is through its book series, Special Topics in Primatology. All profits from the sale of these books go into our conservation fund or the ASP Education Committee's Minority Initiative. Please click on the titles to learn more about the volumes and order yours today!
- Primate Conservation: The Role of Zoological Parks edited by Janette Wallis
- The Care and Management of Captive Chimpanzees edited by Linda Brent
- Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Primates: New Perspectives and Directions edited by Clara B. Jones.
- Commensalism and Conflict: The Human-Primate Interface edited by James D. Paterson and Janette Wallis.
Fund Conservation When You Shop
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Purchase an Amazon.com gift certificate through this link and ASP receives 6% of the purchase price.
ASP Supports Global Conservation Efforts
The Conservation Committee is pleased to announce that ASP is currently a member of the IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. The IUCN is the world's oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries.
ASP's membership in the IUCN affords it a number of benefits:
- Strengthens ASP's credibility and capacity (through association with a respected conservation alliance)
- Enables ASP to be a part of a collective and global voice on pressing issues in sustainability and conservation
- Enables ASP to develop partnerships and expand its networks through international contacts with other Members and the Union's experts and staff.
- Access to the IUCN Members portal, which provides:
- News & information from the IUCN Council
- Member opportunities (funding, jobs, awards, etc.)
- Instructions on how to access the IUCN members portal are located in the ASP member portal site.