Abstract # 6095 Event # 57:

Scheduled for Thursday, June 18, 2015 04:35 PM-04:50 PM: (Cascade AJBCD) Oral Presentation


TOWARD A COMMON GOAL: OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION BETWEEN PRIMATE SANCTUARIES AND UNIVERSITIES

J. B. Mulcahy1,2 and M. L. Jensvold2,3
1Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, PO Box 952, Cle Elum, WA 98922, USA, 2Central Washington University, 3Fauna Foundation
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     While sanctuaries and universities have been working together for decades, the recent growth of primate sanctuaries in North America and continuing student interest in primate behavior have created an opportunity to formalize these relationships into ongoing, collaborative programs. By partnering with universities, sanctuaries are able to draw upon the expertise of university faculty in fields such as primate behavior, nonprofit management, and education, and are provided with a pool of motivated student interns with academic training in the field. Universities, in turn, are able to provide their students with hands on training and, in many cases, opportunities for noninvasive studies. Both groups benefit from the increased interest and exposure that their partnership provides. In this presentation, we will describe the benefits of growing partnerships between Central Washington University, Fauna Foundation, and Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, and between McGill University and Fauna Foundation.