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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2017 ASP Conservation Grant & Award Recipients

Conservation Grants

  • Thad Bartlett: Gibbons in Fragmented Habitat: Assessing the Conservation Status of Agile Gibbons (Hylobates agilis) in the Bukit Larut Forest Reserve, Malaysia. ($2,000)
  • Sylvie Grange: Assessment of the gastrointestinal parasites with zoonotic potential in two different communities of chimpanzees from Guinea-Bissau and its implications for conservation. ($1,284)
  • Michael Reid: Preserving Fragile Ecosystems through Community-Based Fire Management and Education Programs in Ankarafantsika National Park, North-West Madagascar. ($1,992)
  • Salvatore Izzo: Chimpanzee nesting preferences, nest distribution and conservation challenges in Nova Sintra, Guinea-Bissau. ($1,245)
  • Sunil Khatiwada: Monitoring impact of 2015 Earthquake on Primate species in Langtang region of Nepal. ($1,000)

Conservationist Award ($750)

  • Busobozi Richard. Kibale National Park, Uganda