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 2002

Conservation Award ($750)

  • Pierre Kakule Vwirasihikya from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Subscription Awards (for the American Journal of Primatology)

  • Jean R. Onononga from the Republic of Congo

Small Grants (up to $1500)

  • Ben Rawson
    "A Study of the Ecology and Behaviour of the Yellow-cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) in Eastern Cambodia" $1000
  • Nguyen Manh Ha
    "Hatinh Langur Conservation" Vietnam $1000
  • Mukesh K. Chalise
    "Study of the Assamese Monkey in Langtang National Park and Buffer Zone Area, Nepal" $1200
  • Nicole Gross-Camp
    "Seed Dispersal Behavior of the Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes, in an Afromontane Forest" Rwanda $1500
  • Soraya Ribeiro
    "The Brown Howler Monkey, Alouatta guariba clamitans, in a Fragmented Landscape in South Brazil", [ASP Bulletin June 2003, Vol 27(2) p. 9-10], $1500
  • Deborah Ignatoff
    "Behavior and Population Assessment of the Sulawesi Black Macaque at the Tangkoko Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi, Indonesia", [ASP Bulletin June 2003, Vol 27(2) p. 8], $1200
  • Lisa Jones-Engel
    "Assessing the Impact of Human-Primate Disease Transmission on the Endangered Macaca nigra of Tangkoko Nature Reserve" Indonesia $1500
  • Monica A. Pimenta
    "Habitat Fragmentation and Genetic Variability of Populations of Alouatta pigra (Primates:Cebidae) in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Implications for Conservation $1500
  • Erwin Palacios
    "Assessment of Primate Populations at the Pure River, Colombian Amazon", [ASP Bulletin March 2003, Vol 27(1) p. 9], $1500
  • Gabriel E. Zunino
    "Forest Disturbance Effects on a Population of Black and Gold Howler Monkeys (Alouatta caraya) in Northern Argentina" $1060
  • Laurie Godfrey
    "Developing a Conservation Strategy for Microcebus griseorufus and Microcebus murinus (Primates, Cheirogaleidae) at the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Southwestern Madagascar" $1500