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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2014 ASP Conservation Small Grant Recipients (Total: $10,492)

Conservation Grants

  • Dena Clink. Utilizing vocal fingerprints to understand the impacts of experimental habitat fragmentation on Bornean gibbon (Hylobates muelleri) ecology at the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems project in Sabah, Malaysia. $1,000.
  • Camille Coudrat. Preliminary data on the density, distribution, behavioural ecology and taxonomical status of white-cheeked gibbons (Nomascus siki/N. leucogenys) in Nakai-Nam Theun National Protected Area, central-eastern Laos. $1,500.
  • Ashley Hurst. “Where do we go now? Exploring how different patterns of rainforest fragmentation impact black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) movement outside of their home fragments. $1,000.
  • Sonya Kahlenberg. Assessing Community Support for Grauer’s Gorilla Conservation around Tayna Nature Reserve, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. $1,500.
  • Moses Kugonza. Participatory Action Research for Primate Conservation and Community Development. $1,500.
  • Meis Nangoy & Randall Kyes. Field Course in Conservation Biology & Global Health at the Tangkoko Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. $1,492.
  • Noemi Spagnoletti. We are all Primates! A community initiative involving rural schools to promote primate conservation in a semiarid habitat of Brazil. $400.
  • Lina Maria Valencia. Effects of habitat fragmentation on movement patterns and dispersal of the endagered silvery-brown tamarin (Saguinus leucopus) in Norcasia, Colombia. $1,100.
  • Alison Wade. Shared Landscapes: The human-ape interface at Mbulu Forest and the implications for conservation. $1,000.

Conservationist Award

  • Chanthalaphone Nanthavong. Project Anoulak, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand.