Conservation Award Recipients

Since 1989, the American Society of Primatologists has provided funding in support of research- and education-based projects aimed at effecting primate conservation. Riley & Zak (2015) developed and administered a survey to former grant recipients from the years 1997–2012 to assess the conservation impact of ASP funded projects. The results highlight the importance of garnering local support for primate conservation projects, sustaining a long-term research presence at field sites, clearly defining terms used in monitoring and evaluation, building evaluation into the design of primate conservation projects, and encouraging and enabling researchers to share both successes and failures. You can read more about the impact of the ASP Conservation Small grant program with complimentary access to the Riley & Zak paper.
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ASP Conservation Small Grant Award Winners for 2006

Conservation Award ($750)

  • Dr. Entang Iskandar from Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia

Subscription Awards (for the American Journal of Primatology)

  • Sanchez and Pozo-Montuy (shared) - Mexico
  • Gashaka Primate Project - Nigeria
  • Benjamin Lee - Singapore
  • Deogratias Tuyisingize - Rwanda
  • Togu Simorangkir - Indonesia

Small Grants (up to $1500)

  • Anne Axel, Michigan State University – "Modeling lemur-habitat relationships along environmental and disturbance gradients in spiny forests in southern Madagascar" – $1380 [Ringtailed Lemur (Lemur catta) & Verreaux’s Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi) in Madagascar].
  • Margie Clarke, Duke University – "Survey of the howling monkey population at La Pacifica, Costa Rica: Adaptation to changing land management practices" - $1500 [Mantled Howlers (Alouatta palliata) in Cost Rica].
  • Honnavilli Kumara, University of Mysore - "Population density assessment of the slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus): A pilot study" - $1493 [Slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus) of India].
  • Stacy Lindshield, Iowa State University – "Connecting primates to places: An applied conservation project in the Talamanca Region, Costa Rica" - $1500 [Mantled Howling Monkey (Alouatta palliata) in Cost Rica].
  • Fernando Martinez, Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (ARCAS) – "Spider monkey rehabilitation, release and research activities in the Mayan Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala:" - $1500 [Geoffrey’s Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) in Guatemala].
  • Rachel McShane, Antioch New England Graduate School – "Living on the edge: farmers and primates around Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda" - $1500 [Chimpanzees, baboons, vervets, L’hoesti’s monkeys in Rwanda].
  • Jill Pruetz, Iowa State University – "Local regulation of wild fruit harvest by humans and changes in political stability in Senegal: Reduced competition with chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) over a keystone fruit (Saba senegalensis)?" - $1500 [Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) in Senegal].
  • Emilienne Rasoazanabary, University of Massachusetts – "The human factor in mouse lemur conservation: Local resource utilization and habitat disturbance at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, SW Madagascar" - $1500 [Mouse lemurs (Microcebus griseorufus) in Madagascar].
  • Tamaini Snaith, McGill University – "The effects of habitat disturbance on the primate community at Kibale National Park: a 35-year study" - $1150 [Red colobus (Piliocolobus tephroscelesin) in Uganda].
  • Qing Zhao, Peking University – "Golden monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) habitat evaluating in Shennongjia National Sanctuary" - $1493 [Golden monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) in China].


TOTAL AMOUNT:  $15,266