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 1998

Subscription Awards for the American Journal Of Primatology

  • Minna J. Hsu of National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
  • Komang Gde Suaryana of Universitas Udayana, Indonesia
  • and 19 journal subscriptions were continued for individuals in habitat countries where primate literature is scarce.

Travel Award to attend IPS Congress ($500)

  • Julio Cesar Bicca-Marques of Brazil

Small Grants ($500 - $1500 each)

  • Rebeca Araya of New York University for "Genetic structure in two sympatric and behaviorally diverse saki monkeys Pithecia pithecia and Chiropotes satanas (Platyrrhini, Pitheciinae);" ($500)

  • Lucy Beresford-Stooke of the UK for "Primate Population Densities After Pitsawing in Budongo Forest, Uganda;" ($750)

  • Mukesh K. Chalise of Nepal, [ASP Bulletin Dec 1999, Vol 23(4) p. 4], for "Environmental Protection in Makalu-Barun Conservation Area Through Conservation Education;" ($900)

  • Mugambi Karere of Kenya, [ASP Bulletin Sep 1999, Vol 23(3) p. 8-9], for "Pre-translocation Ecological Study of De Brazza's Monkeys (Cercopithecus neglectus Schlegel) in Western Kenya;" ($600)

  • Christian Mokalu of Indonesia for "Population Survey of the Sulawesi Black Macaque (Macaca nigra) at the Tangkoko-Duasudara Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi, Indonesia;" ($1500)

  • Erwin Palacios of Colombia, [ASP Bulletin Jun 2000, Vol 24(2) p. 7], for "Density of the Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus) in Southeastern Colombia;" ($1000)

  • Jill Pruetz of the University of Illinois, [ASP Bulletin Jun 2000, Vol 24(2) p. 10], for "Forest Characteristics and Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) Densities in Forest Fragments at La Suerte Biological Field Station, Costa Rica;" ($500)

  • Juan Carlos Serio Silva of Mexico, [ASP Bulletin Jun 2000, Vol 24(2) p. 8-9], for "The Primates of the Peninsula of Yucatan: Current State and Strategies For Their Conservation;" ($800)

  • Kimberly Williams-Guillen of New York University, [ASP Bulletin August/Sep 2002, Vol 26(2/3) p. 4], for "The Behavioral Ecology of Mantled Howling Monkeys Living in Nicaraguan Coffee Plantations." ($500)