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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Conservation Award Winners for 2003

Conservation Award ($750)

  • Anderson Bitty from Ivory Coast

Subscription Awards (for the American Journal of Primatology)

  • Dr. Carlos Chena from Panama
  • Dr. Zhaoyuan Li from China
  • WCS Malaysia Library from Malaysia

Small Grants (up to $1500)

  • Katarzyna Nowak
    "Behavioral flexibility and reproductive output across floristic and disturbance gradients in an endangered primate" Tanzania $1000
  • Patricia Mie Matsuo
    "Environmental Education as a Tool for Conservation of the Golden Lion Tamarin and the Atlantic Forest" Brazil $1000
  • Adrian Barnett
    "Diet, habitat choice and the conservation of the Golden-backed Uacari, Cacajao melanocephalus ouakary, in Jau National Park, Amazonas, Brazil" $1000
  • Luis Morales
    "Assessing local extinction risk in howler monkeys groups (Alouatta palliata) in a highly fragmented landscape in Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz" Mexico $750
  • Jean Robert Onononga
    "Application of the Marked-nest Method to Calculate the Density of Chimpanzees and Gorillas in the Goualougo Triangle, Republic of Congo" $1270
  • Cristina Martins
    "The Black Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysopygus) as an umbrella species in the conservation of the biodiversity of the Atlantic Rain Forest fragments in the interior of the state of São Paulo" $750
  • Lynne Baker
    "Conservation Status of the Sclater's Guenon (Cercopithecus sclateri) in Southern Nigeria" $1000
  • Erik Patel
    "Local Promotion of Silky Sifaka (Propithecus diadema candidus) Conservation: Village Presentations in Northeastern Madagascar" $840
  • Marina Cords
    "KEEP: The Kakamega Environmental Education Program" Kenya $1000
  • Tyler Weldon
    "Kasokwa Forest Fragment and the Chimpanzees That Call it Home " Uganda $1000
  • Anna Nekaris
    Faunal Survey of a Regenerating Lowland Rainforest in Southwestern Sri Lanka, Focussing on the Slender Loris (Loris tardigradus tardigradus)" Sri Lanka $1250