ASP Conservation Small Grant

Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

Grant proposals are solicited for conservation research or related projects, including conservation education. Award amounts are up to $3500. ASP members working in habitat countries are especially urged to apply or to help someone from a habitat country submit a meaningful project that can be a portion of a larger effort. Recipients of grants must agree to submit a brief report (maximum 1-2 pages, single spaced), in a form suitable for publication in the ASP Bulletin, to the chair of the ASP Conservation Committee within six months of completion of the project. Grant report templates can be found here. In lieu of a written report, recipients may submit a video documenting their conservation goals and project funded by the ASP. See examples of videos on the Conservation tab and contact the chair of the Conservation Committee for more information contact

How to apply:

To apply, please first visit the list of FAQ (see below). Please download application instructions and the form Conservation Grant Application and submit the application online using the grant application system. Applications will ONLY be accepted through the ASP online grant submission system. Please note that this system requires applicants to log-in to the ASP portalYou must be an ASP member to apply. Applicants from non-human primate habitat countries are eligible for free membership with the support of two voting member sponsors. If in need of an ASP member as a sponsor, please contact the ASP Treasurer, who can act as a sponsor. Please note that new and free memberships can take up to a week to process.

You will need to register online in order to submit your application. All students are required to submit one (1) letter of recommendation (from an academic advisor). Students will be asked to enter the email address of their letter writer. An email message will then automatically be sent to the letter writer with information on how to submit the letter. Letters of recommendation must be submitted online by the letter of recommendation deadline for your application to be considered.

On-line grant submission begins: 1/1/2024
Application deadline: 1/31/2024

Letters of Recommendation due date: 2/14/2024

Contact the Conservation Committee ( with questions. Please put “Conservation small grant” in the subject line.

Evaluation procedure:

The ASP Conservation Committee will make its recommendations for grants by late April. In this way, the grant recipients will be able to acquire their funds before the summer months. All applicants will be informed of decisions by May and successful applicants will be published in the ASP Bulletin and posted on the ASP web page.

Impact of the ASP Conservation Small Grant program

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.

This grant is administered by the Conservation Committee. Chairs: Tremaine Gregory & Christy Wolovich.

 Not necessarily. The ASP Conservation Grants are awarded strictly for the purpose of supporting PRIMATE CONSERVATION. Some studies of endangered species are clearly conservation-oriented, while others are not. If your project is not related to conservation, it will not be considered for funding as an ASP conservation Grant, but you are encouraged to apply to the ASP General Small Research Grants instead.

Not necessarily. ASP recognizes that conservation research can and should extend to a variety of non-endangered primate taxa. If your research can contribute to the CONSERVATION of primates, then you are encouraged to apply for an ASP conservation grant.

No. Grants are not awarded to replenish monies already spent. If you have already started your project, the only way you are eligible for an ASP Conservation Grant is if you apply for portions of the project that will be implemented in the future.

Yes. We welcome applications from long-term studies that have side projects or additional needs. As long as your proposal clearly shows the value of the project to conservation, it could be eligible.

Yes. It is not necessary for your project to be connected to a larger program. As long as the project is focused on conservation, is deemed feasible and of high quality, you are encouraged to apply.

The ASP Conservation Committee hopes to make its final decisions on funding by early May, at the latest.

If you are awarded a grant, you will be given notice in late April or early May. You will be provided detailed instructions for arranging with the ASP Treasurer to receive your grant funds (either by check or bank transfer). Funds could possibly be transferred by late May. Please take this into consideration when developing your proposal.

In general, the ASP Conservation Committee likes to see funds used for local employee salaries and support. In addition, we fund research supplies, educational material, local travel, reasonable research fees, and lab fees for samples collected in the field. We do not fund overhead to universities or salary for western researchers and only rarely pay for international travel.

Not necessarily. If you are conducting a census as part of an overall conservation project that clearly details how the results will be analyzed and used to benefit conservation of the species, you are welcomed to include the census in your project. But, keep in mind that just conducting a census is not enough. As with any proposal, you must show how your project will lead to the conservation of primate species and/or preservation of their habitat.

Applicants may not submit duplicate, or essentially similar, grant applications simultaneously to the ASP Conservation and ASP Research and Development committees for review. To discuss whether a project should be submitted as a conservation or research grant, contact one of the committee chairs.

Yes, you are required to be a member to be eligible for the Conservation Grant. Instructions on how to become a member are available here. Individuals from primate habitat countries are eligible for free membership. Please contact the ASP Treasurer for assistance. Please note that free memberships can take up to a week to process, so be sure to contact the ASP Treasurer at least 1-2 weeks in advance of the application deadline.

All students are required to submit one (1) letter of recommendation from an academic advisor. Students will be asked to enter the email address of their letter writer. An email message will then be automatically sent to the letter writer with information on how to upload the letter. Please check with your letter writer to ensure that they received teh notification email.

2023 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • Michael Bliss (Kent State University, USA) In Search of Adrenarche: Spider Monkeys & their Implications in Human Evolution. ($1,985)
  • Luz I. Loría (Universidad de Panamá) Education guidebook for childhood involvement in the conservation of white-faced capuchins and squirrel monkeys in southwestern Panama. ($2,000)
  • Lionel Ebong Esong (Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF)) Monitoring the Ecological Corridor of the Bakossi National Park and Banyang-Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary to Understand the Habitat Use and Migration Pattern of Drill Monkeys and Nigeria Cameroon Chimpanzees in South West Region, Cameroon. ($1,472)
  • Tabor Whitney (Northwestern University, USA) The integration of non-invasive biomarkers in conservation planning for the Mexican mantled howler monkey in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico. ($2,000)

2022 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • Fernanda Abra (Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, USA) Reconecta: Building bridges for arboreal species conservation. ($2,000)
  • Nina Beeby (The City University of New York, USA) Nutritional implications of habitat disturbance on a Critically Endangered fruit-specialist (Varecia variegata). ($1,740)
  • James Bukie (University of Calabar, Nigeria) Assessment of gastrointestinal-parasites to inform conservation in wild drill monkeys at Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary(AMWS), Cross River State, Nigeria. ($2,000)
  • Katherine King (University of Arizona, USA) Assessing community-led conservation and biodiversity education in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. ($2,000)

2021 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • Laura Albondano (Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia) Participatory and environmental education workshops for the conservation of endangered gray woolly monkeys in the montane forests of south-eastern Perú. ($1,966)
  • Amanda Johnston (Columbia University, USA) Genetic signatures of rapid habitat loss in endangered golden monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis kandti) in Gishwati-Mukura National Park, Rwanda. ($1,775)
  • Virendra Mathur (University of Toronto, Canada) Understanding movement ecology of Central Himalayan Langur to develop a framework for mitigation of human/dog and langur interaction. ($2,000)
  • Abigail Ross (Rock Valley College, USA), Mitchell Irwin, Travis Steffens, Bridgitte Raharivololona, Jean-Freddy Ranaivoarisoa, Jeannot Randrianasy (University of Antananarivo, Madagascar), Field Training Programs for Malagasy Master’s Students in Lemur Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation at Tsinjoarivo-Ambalaomby Protected Area and Ampijora Field Station ($2,000)
  • Johana Villota, Gerlando Delgado Bermeo, Alexis Ruiz, Elver Chapal and Maria Angelica Contreras (ICAI, Bogotá, Colombia), Planning and education for the conservation of the Critically Endangered Caquetá titi monkey (Plecturocebus caquetensis) in the Amazon foothills of Piamonte, Cauca, Colombia. ($2,000)

2020 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • Victoria Martinez de Zorzi (Institute of Subtropical Biology, Argentina): The black-horned capuchin (Sapajus nigritus) in Argentina: a model to understand how habitat fragmentation affects population genetics. ($1,879)
  • Camila Vieira Molina  (Biomedical Sciences Institute of University of São Paulo, Brazil): Viral survey in free-ranging non-human primates in metropolitan area of São Paulo, Brazil. ($2,000)
  • Erin P. Riley (San Diego State University CA, USA): Expanding local capacity in methods in primate behavior, ecology, and conservation in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. ($2,000)

2019 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • Kaleigh Chalkowski & Sarah Zohdy (Auburn University; Madagascar): Role of domestic cats and dogs in spillover of soil-borne parasites to Godman’s mouse lemur (Microcebus lehilahytsara). ($1,500)
  • Pamela Navarez-Torres (University of Calgary; Madagascar): Assessing Lemur Functional Diversity Through the Use of Arboreal Camera-Traps in Disturbed Forests and Reforested Areas in South East Madagascar. ($1,500).
  • Yves Olatoundji & Junior Ohouko (Organisation pour le Developpement Durable et la Biodiversite, Benin): Conservation status and spatial distribution of diurnal primates within the Gnanhouizoun community forest in southern-Benin: implication for conservation. ($2,000)
  • Domenic Romanello (University of Texas;Madagascar): Exploring Artificial Tree Holes as a Strategy for Facilitating Recolonization of Burned Area by the Red-Tailed Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur ruficaudatus). ($2,000)
  • Yeissy Sarmiento, Sam Shanee & Nestor Allgas (Neotropical Primate Conservation, Peru): Field surveys and Environmental Education for Sustainable Protected Area Management for the Yellow Tailed Woolly Monkey and Peruvian Night Monkey. ($1,500)
  • Melissa Zarate (Boston University; Peru): Impact of habitat fragmentation on genetic diversity of the Critically Endangered yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Lagothrix flavicauda). ($2,000)

2018 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • Holly Torres: An investigation into community involvement in the conservation of Ateles fusciceps fusciceps in Tesoro Escondido, Ecuador. ($1927)
  • Sayantan Das: Mitigation of conflict between Nicobar Long-tailed monkeys and humans/dogs through ecological and cognitive research, and community engagement. ($2,000)
  • Kathy West: Photography inspiring children in conservation. ($1986)
  • Yvan Andriamaheary: Propagation of bamboo and litchis: preserving the primary food of the greater bamboo lemur in Kianjavato, Madagascar. ($1894.14)
  • Aparna Chandrashekar: Reconstructing the demographic history of black-and-white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata) in Ranomafana National Park. $1148.32

2017 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • 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)

2016 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • Cheryl Knott. Saving Orangutans One Classroom at a Time. Conservation Education in Remote Communities near Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesian Borneo ($1992)
  • JoAnna Malukiewicz. Mitochondrial Population Genomics as a Tool for Callithrix aurita and C. flaviceps Conservation ($1500)
  • Amanda Mancini. Impact of landscape heterogeneity on the genetic structure of a critically endangered primate (Varecia variegata) ($1000)
  • Brandon Semel. Climate Change, Coups, and Critically Endangered Species. First Aerial Drone Surveys of Madagascar’s Lemur ($1500)
  • Montserrat Franquesa Soler. Diagnostic, assessment and design of an environmental education program in Mexican schools for the conservation of the black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra) ($2000)
  • Ly Tran. Protecting Grey-shanked douc langur in Kon Ka Kinh National Park by raising awareness of Banah ethnic minority people in Ha Dong commune, Gia Lai province, Viet Nam ($500)

2015 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • Travis Steffens. Fire prevention and monitoring in NW Madagascar. $1,500.
  • Dereje Tesfaye-Delkaso Distribution pattern and conservation status of Colobus guereza gallarum, a subspecies of colobus monkey endemic to Ethiopia. $1493
  • Simplicious Gessa Communication for Conservation: Effects of message framing on tourist adherence to rules during mountain gorilla ecotourism. $1,400
  • Mariano Houngbedji Saving Threatened Primates of the Dahomey Gap: Training Workshop. $1,500
  • Amanda Mancini Impact of anthropogenic habitat fragmentation on the genetic diversity and structure of a critically endangered primate (Varecia variegata). $1,500
  • Julia Monteira de Almeida Rocha What affects the occurrence of the golden-headed lion tamarin, Leontopithecus chrysomelas, in brazilian cocoa agroforests? $1,000

2014 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • 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.

2013 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • Dilip Chetry & Randall Kyes. “Field Course in Conservation Biology & Global Health at the Gibbon Conservation Centre, Assam, India.” $1495
  • Mariana Landis. “Effects of Hunting and Population Density of Southern Muriqui in the State Park “Carlos Botelho”, Brazilian Atlantic Forest, São Miguel Arcanjo, São Paulo, Brazil.” $1400
  • Deborah Moore. “Investigation of Habituated Bonobo (Pan paniscus) Communities at Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve, DRC.” $1380
  • Nicolien Schoneveld. “Effecting Primate Conservation through an Education Program in Rural and Urban Nigeria: Using an Evidence-Based Approach.” $1491

2012 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients and Subscription Awards

  • Victor Arroyo-Rodriguez. Conservation value of landscape supplementation for spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) inhabiting rainforest patches in the Lacandona region, Mexico. $750
  • James P. Herrera. The search for Sibre’s dwarf lemur in southeast Madagascar. $1496
  • Maureen McCarthy. Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) Ranging Patterns in Fragmented Habitat. $500
  • Krista Milich. The impact of habitat quality on female reproductive success in the red colobus monkey (Procolobus rufomitratus) of Kibale National Park, Uganda. $1120
  • Rorisang Mokoena. Problems in protecting both food security and biodiversity: a case study of the relationship between primate pests and the livelihoods of subsistence farmers in rural South Africa. $1100.
  • Kimberly Mukobi. Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance (PASA) 2012 Community Engagement Initiative. $1000
  • Cora Singleton A Comparison of Health Parameters of Endangered, Wild Ring-Tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) across Two Habitats and with Varied Levels of Human Disturbance at the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar. $800
  • Victor Wodi, Mathilde Chanvin. Tangkoko Conservation Education: Environmental and conservation education for the local community surrounding the Tangkoko-Batangus-Duasudara Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. $1500

Subscription Awards: Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project; Dr. Hantanirina Rasamimanana; Dr. Bernardo Urbani

2011 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • Eddaly Cuesta del Moral. “Independent effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on the distribution, abundance and group composition of howler monkeys and spider monkeys in the Lacandona rainforest, Mexico.” $1500
  • Carolina Gómez-Posada. “Evaluating the potential for bamboo forest agroecosystems to foster red howler monkeys conservation in a highly fragmented and privately-owned landscape in the Colombian Eje Cafetero region.” $1500
  • Nanda Grow. “Altitudinal Distribution, Density, and Conservation Status of Pygmy Tarsiers (Tarsius pumilus) in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.” $1500
  • Tracie McKinney. “Assessment of human-monkey conflict at Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica.” $740
  • Bebongnchu Loveline Nkobenai. “The role of early childhood conservation education on chimpanzees conservation in the Mak-Betchou forest block, South West Cameroon.” $976
  • Ganga Ram Regmi. “Estimating Group Density of Assamese macaque Macaca assamensis using Multiple Covariate Distance Sampling in Lower Kanchenjungha Area, Eastern Nepal.” $1500
  • Travis Steffens. “Habitat Loss and Fragmentation Effects on Primate Species Occurrence and Diversity in Multiple Landscapes in Northwest Madagascar.” $1500
  • DJAGOUN Chabi Adéyèmi Marc Sylvestre. “Hunting and trade primates for animal based medicine purposes in Southern Benin: Implications for long term conservation.” $1300

2010 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients and Subscription Awards

  • Ilaria Agostini – “Assessment of the population status for the brown howler monkey after yellow fever epidemics in Northeastern Argentina.” – $1000
  • Mbunya Nkemnyi – “Reconciling communities’ livelihoods and conservation strategies: A case study of the proposed Bechati gorilla sanctuary, Southwest Cameroon.” – $1450
  • Abigail Ross – “The influence of habitat edges on maternal care and infant development in Propithecus coquereli in northwestern Mafagascar.” – $1000
  • Camile Coudrat – “Ecology and conservation of the douc monkeys in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam: a comparative study.” – $1123
  • Cecilia Juarez – “Effects of a naturally fragmented habitat on the population biology of owl monkeys in the humid Chaco of Argentina.” – $750
  • Jean-Baptite Leca – “Census, socioecology, and population genetics of ebony leaf monkeys in Bali: implications for species’ conservation status in Indonesia.” – $750
  • Michael Reid – “A serologic survey of tuberculosis in semi-captive orangutans: implications for orangutan conservation medicine. – $1500
  • Eric Neilson – “Effects of disturbance on pileated gibbon occupancy, density, and viability.” – $1000
  • Cheryl Knott – “Creating a green school for Gunung Palung National Park.” – $1000

Subscription Awards: Paul Hadisiswoyo; Dr. Jerry Lwanga

2009 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients and Subscription Awards

  • Alice Brindle, Oxford Brookes University – “Comparing the behavioral ecology of two western hoolock gibbon (Hoolock hoolock) groups in fragmented versus continuous forest in Sylhet Forest Division, Bangladesh” – $1500
  • LeAndra Luecke, Washington University – “Nutrient and Toxin Analysis of Foods Consumed by Mantled and Black Howling Monkeys (Alouatta spp) in Mangrove Habitat” – $1500
  • Chris Ransom, Zoological Society of London – “Non-invasive genetic sampling and individual identification of western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in the Mikongo Forest, Gabon” – $1500
  • Fiona Rowe, Oxford Brookes University – “A post-translocation study of Eulemur collaris in the littoral forests of southeastern Madagascar examining the cause of the population decline” – $1500
  • Julie Rushmore, University of Georgia – “Behavioral determinants of pathogen transmission in African great apes” – $1500
  • Amanda Sheres, San Diego State University – “Ecological and cultural interconnections between the Guizhou snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus brelichi) and local communities at Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve in China” – $1500
  • Sylvie Djossou Djego, Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée Université d’Abomey Calavi ( Bénin) – “Aires de répartition et comportements socio écologiques de deux espèces de primates au Bénin : le colobe olive ( Procolobus verus ) et le colobe magistrat ( Colobus vellerosus)” – $1000

Subscription Awards: Javier Enrique Garcia Villalba

2008 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients and Subscription Awards

  • Adrian Barnett, Roehampton University – “Diet, Habitat Use and Conservation Ecology of the Golden-backed Uacarí (Cacajao ouakary) in Jaú National Park, Amazonian Brazil” – $1500
  • Mary Blair, Columbia University – “Habitat modification and gene flow in an endangered New World primate” – $1499
  • Lisa Corewyn, University of Texas at San Antonio – “Social effects of translocation in Ecuadorian mantled howlers (Alouatta palliata aequatorialis)” – $1488
  • Sara Hsaio, Roehampton University – “Evaluation and monitoring of crop raiding mitigation strategies in villages around Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda” – $1500
  • Carolyn Kost, Purdue University – “Sustainability of wildlife and conservation in a Central African forest: Examining primate and ungulate responses to anthropogenic activities” – $1500
  • Juan Carlos Serio Silva, Instituto de Ecologia AC – “Field Course in Primate Conservation Biology at the Estacion de Investigacion Primatologica, Instituto de Ecologia, A.C., Mexico” – $1495
  • Megan Shrum, Oxford Brooks University – “The Mongoose Lemur (Eulemur mongoz): Re-assessment of conservation status and of its remaining habitat in northwest Madagascar” – $1500

Subscription Awards: Ms. Jane Onibala

2007 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients and Subscription Awards

  • Nguyen Vinh Thanh, Vietnam National University Hanoi – “Behavior and ecology of Delacour’s langur in Van Long Nature Reserve, Vietnam” – $750
  • Serge A. Wich, Great Ape Trust – “Determining the effects of logging on orangutan behavior and survival in Ketambe, Sumatra, Indonesia” – $750
  • Caie Yan, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – “The effect of habitat fragmentation on genetic differentiation and immigration rate of an Asian colobine: Rhinopithecus roxellana” – $1400
  • Wendy Erb, Stony Brook University – “Behavioral ecology of simakobu monkeys (Simias concolor) in northern Siberut, Indonesia” – $1500
  • Graham Edward Wallace, Oxford Brooks University – “Analysis of primate crop-raiding behavior and development of on-farm techniques to reduce farmer-wildlife conflict in Masindi District, Uganda” – $1000
  • Courtney Sendall, University of Toronto – “Edge effects on lemurs, lemur parasites, and trees in Ankarafantskia, Madagascar” – $1500
  • Christos Astaras, Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen – “Ecology and status of the drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) in Korup National park, Southwest Cameroon: Implications for conservation” – $1500
  • Mohammed Mostafa Feeroz, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh – “Field course in primate conservation biology at the wildlife rescue center, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh” – $1480
  • Michael Stern, Chimp-n-Sea Wildlife Conservation Fund – “Kibale community fuel wood project” – $1120

Subscription Awards: Mr. Sarowo Sumarto

2006 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients and Subscription Awards

  • Anne Axel, Michigan State University – “Modeling lemur-habitat relationships along environmental and disturbance gradients in spiny forests in southern Madagascar” – $1380 [Ringtailed Lemur (Lemur catta) & Verreaux’s Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi) in Madagascar].
  • Margie Clarke, Duke University – “Survey of the howling monkey population at La Pacifica, Costa Rica: Adaptation to changing land management practices” – $1500 [Mantled Howlers (Alouatta palliata) in Cost Rica].
  • Honnavilli Kumara, University of Mysore – “Population density assessment of the slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus): A pilot study” – $1493 [Slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus) of India].
  • Stacy Lindshield, Iowa State University – “Connecting primates to places: An applied conservation project in the Talamanca Region, Costa Rica” – $1500 [Mantled Howling Monkey (Alouatta palliata) in Cost Rica].
  • Fernando Martinez, Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (ARCAS) – “Spider monkey rehabilitation, release and research activities in the Mayan Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala:” – $1500 [Geoffrey’s Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) in Guatemala].
  • Rachel McShane, Antioch New England Graduate School – “Living on the edge: farmers and primates around Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda” – $1500 [Chimpanzees, baboons, vervets, L’hoesti’s monkeys in Rwanda].
  • Jill Pruetz, Iowa State University – “Local regulation of wild fruit harvest by humans and changes in political stability in Senegal: Reduced competition with chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) over a keystone fruit (Saba senegalensis)?” – $1500 [Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) in Senegal].
  • Emilienne Rasoazanabary, University of Massachusetts – “The human factor in mouse lemur conservation: Local resource utilization and habitat disturbance at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, SW Madagascar” – $1500 [Mouse lemurs (Microcebus griseorufus) in Madagascar].
  • Tamaini Snaith, McGill University – “The effects of habitat disturbance on the primate community at Kibale National Park: a 35-year study” – $1150 [Red colobus (Piliocolobus tephroscelesin) in Uganda].
  • Qing Zhao, Peking University – “Golden monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) habitat evaluating in Shennongjia National Sanctuary” – $1493 [Golden monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) in China].

Subscription Awards: Sanchez and Pozo-Montuy (shared); Gashaka Primate Project; Benjamin Lee; Deogratias Tuyisingize; Togu Simorangkir

2005 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • Doug Cress
    “PASA / Congo Bushmeat Awareness Campaign” (Democratic Republic of Congo) $1500
  • Abigail Derby
    “Investigating primate community biomass in hunted verses non-hunted regions of Yasuni National Park, Ecuador” $1000
  • Antje Engelhardt
    “The Sulawesi Macaque Conservation Project” (Indonesia) $1000
  • Tara Harris
    “Dispersal patterns of black and white colobus monkeys (Colobus guereza) living in protected reserves and in unprotected forest fragments in Uganda: a genetic analysis” (Uganda) $1000
  • William Helenbrook
    “Drill Monkey, Mandrillus leucophaeus, Faecal DNA Sampling For Use in Population Genetic Studies” (Nigeria) $1475
  • Michaela Howells
    “Humans, Chimpanzees and Parasites: Sympatry in Southeast Senegal” $1450
  • Sylvia Laatung
    “Population Survey of the Sulawesi Black Macaques (Macaca nigra) at Duasudara Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi, Indonesia” $1487
  • Luciana Oklander
    “Genetic consequences of habitat fragmentation in Howler Monkeys (Alouatta caraya)” (Argentina) $1114
  • Michelle Sauther
    “Assessing Viral and Bacterial Exposure in Wild Ring-tailed Lemurs: An Inter-population Survey of Ring-tailed Lemur Health and Disease Ecology.” (Madagascar) $1000
  • Kimberly Williams-Guillen
    “Survey and Assessment of Primate Populations in Chococente Wildlife Reserve, Nicaragua” $1089

2004 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • Mary Pavelka
    “Fecal parasites and stress levels in a hurricane damaged population of Alouatta pigra” Belize $1500
  • Sarah Boyle
    The effects of Amazonian Forest fragmentation on the brown-bearded saki monkey (Chiropotes satanas)” Brazil $1490
  • Alba Lucia Morales Jimenez
    “Density of the endangered spider monkeys of Colombia (Alouatta hybridus) in Cauca Valley” Colombia $1500
  • Nicholas Malone
    “Behavioral and ecological responses of silvery gibbons (Hylobates moloch) to severe habitat degradation in west Java, Indonesia” $1500
  • Jin-Hua Li
    “Field course in primate conservation biology and survey of the Tibetan macaques at Huangshan NR, China” $1498
  • Deborah Paulsen
    “Physiological and behavioural impacts of tourism on Sulawesi black macaques (Macaca nigra) at the Tangkoko Nature Reserve” Sulawesi, Indonesia” $1000
  • Julia Lloyd
    “Impacts of tourism on the behaviour, ranging patterns, activity budgets and the conservation of habituated wild chimpanzees in Kanyanchu Kibale NP, Uganda” $1500
  • Janis Carter
    “Primates of Njassang Forest Park – A survey to produce educational materials” The Gambia $1500
  • Joshua Linder
    “Differential vulnerability of primates to hunting in Korup NP, Cameroon: Implications for Primate Conservation” $500

Subscription Awards: Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial (UNGE), Institute for Ecological Research, Ms. Alba Morales-Jimenez

2003 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients and Subscription Awards

  • Katarzyna Nowak
    “Behavioral flexibility and reproductive output across floristic and disturbance gradients in an endangered primate” Tanzania $1000
  • Patricia Mie Matsuo
    “Environmental Education as a Tool for Conservation of the Golden Lion Tamarin and the Atlantic Forest” Brazil $1000
  • Adrian Barnett
    “Diet, habitat choice and the conservation of the Golden-backed Uacari, Cacajao melanocephalus ouakary, in Jau National Park, Amazonas, Brazil” $1000
  • Luis Morales
    “Assessing local extinction risk in howler monkeys groups (Alouatta palliata) in a highly fragmented landscape in Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz” Mexico $750
  • Jean Robert Onononga
    “Application of the Marked-nest Method to Calculate the Density of Chimpanzees and Gorillas in the Goualougo Triangle, Republic of Congo” $1270
  • Cristina Martins
    “The Black Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysopygus) as an umbrella species in the conservation of the biodiversity of the Atlantic Rain Forest fragments in the interior of the state of São Paulo” $750
  • Lynne Baker
    “Conservation Status of the Sclater’s Guenon (Cercopithecus sclateri) in Southern Nigeria” $1000
  • Erik Patel
    “Local Promotion of Silky Sifaka (Propithecus diadema candidus) Conservation: Village Presentations in Northeastern Madagascar” $840
  • Marina Cords
    “KEEP: The Kakamega Environmental Education Program” Kenya $1000
  • Tyler Weldon
    “Kasokwa Forest Fragment and the Chimpanzees That Call it Home ” Uganda $1000
  • Anna Nekaris
    Faunal Survey of a Regenerating Lowland Rainforest in Southwestern Sri Lanka, Focussing on the Slender Loris (Loris tardigradus tardigradus)” Sri Lanka $1250

Subscription Awards: Dr. Carlos Chena, Dr. Zhaoyuan Li, WCS Malaysia Library

2002 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients and Subscription Awards

  • 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

Subscription Awards: Jean R. Onononga

2001 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients and Subscription Awards

  • Dilip Chetry, [ASP Bulletin Mar 2002, Vol 26(1) p. 10-11], “Primate Status Survey and Conservation Priorities in Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh, India” $750

  • Alejandro Estrada “Survey of the Population of Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra) and Assessment of its Conservation Status at the Mayan Site of Palenque and Surrounding Area in Chiapas, Mexico” $1500

  • Eduardo Fernandez-Duque “Primatology Library for Fundación ECO of Formosa, Argentina”, [ASP Bulletin March 2003, Vol 27(1) p. 8], $1000

  • Arturo González “Movements and Use of Fragments by Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi vellerosus) in an Altered Landscape in Veracruz, México” $750

  • Guillermo Rico Hernández “Health Survey of a Free Ranging Cotton-Top Tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) Population in Santa Catalina, Bolivar, Columbia” $750

  • Claudio Valladares Padua “Census of the Black-Faced Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus caissara), in Superagüi National Park, Guaraqueçaba – Paraná State, Brazil” $1500

  • Erin P. Reily “Ethnoprimatology of Macaca tonkeana: The Interface of Primate Ecology, Human Ecology, and Conservation in Lore Lindu National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia” $1200

  • Erika M. Rodríguez-Toledo “Evaluation of Actual and Potential Fragments Occupation by Howler (Alouatta palliata mexicana) and spider (Ateles geoffroyi vellerosus) monkeys in an altered landscape in Veracruz, México”, [ASP Bulletin March 2003, Vol 27(1) p. 7], $1500

  • Marcela Santamaria “Impact of Habitat Fragmentation on Seed Dispersal by the Red Howler Monkey, Alouatta seniculus, in the Central Amazon, Brazil” $800

  • Janette Wallis “Forest Fragment Chimpanzees in Uganda: Study of their Behavioral Ecology and Promotion of Local Conservation Education”, [ASP Bulletin March 2002, Vol 26(1) p. 9], $1430

Subscription Awards: Francis O. Ndiege; Jirong Tang; Aiping Wang

2000 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients and Subscription Awards

  • >Matthew Banks, [ASP Bulletin Mar 2002, Vol 26(1) p. 8], “Lemur Fauna of Littoral Forest, Tolagnaro (Fort Dauphin) Region, Southeastern Madagascar” $1500

  • >Mukesh Chalise, [ASP Bulletin Dec 2001, Vol 25(4) p. 4-5], “Survey of Assamese Monkeys in Langtang National Park, Nepal” $1400

  • >Anwaruddin Choudhury, [ASP Bulletin Mar 2002, Vol 26(1) p. 8], “Survey of Non-Human Primates in West Kameng District (2650′ – 2750’N, 9200′ – 9250’E), Arunachal Pradesh, India” $750

  • >Ekpenyong Effiong “Community Based Conservation Education and Awareness Campaign Programme in the Proposed Afi Mountain Wild Life Sanctuary in Cross River State of Nigeria” $1200

  • >Joel Gathua, [ASP Bulletin Sep 2001, Vol 25(3) p. 8], “Monitoring the Demographic Status of the Angolan Colobus (Colobus angolensis palliatus) in the Shimba Hills Reserve, Coastal Kenya” $1250

  • >Entang Iskandar, [ASP Bulletin Sep 2001, Vol 25(3) p. 9], “Population Survey of Javan Gibbon (Hylobates moloch) at the Ujung Kulon National Park, West Java, Indonesia” $1500

  • >Mugambi Karere “Ecological Study and Conservation Strategy for De Brazza’s monkeys (Cercopithecus neglectus) in Kenya” $1000

  • >Erwin Palacios “Primate Conservation in the Lower Caquet and Apaporis Rivers Through Educational Activities” $1200

  • >Tania Saj “The Boabeng-Fiema Primate Research Project: The Potential Role of Sacred Groves in the Conservation of West African Monkeys” $1000

  • >Janette Wallis, [ASP Bulletin Mar 2002, Vol 26(1) p. 9], “Monitoring the Behavioral Ecology and Viability of Forest Fragment Chimpanzees, Masindi District, Uganda” $1016

Subscription Awards: Michael Abedi-Lartey; Junus Daniel; Edem A. Eniang; Gabriel Ramos-Fernandez

1999 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients

  • Alex Degan of The University of Chicago for “The Behavior of Extinction: Predicting Biogeographic Patterns of Lemur Responses to Habitat Fragmentation in South-East Madagascar;” $750.

  • Kaberi Kar Gupta of Arizona State University for “Ecology and Conservation of Slender Loris in Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India;” $1000

  • Joanna E. Lambert of the University of Oregon for “The Influence of Habitat Conversion and Hunting on Primate Populations in the Dja Faunal Reserve, Cameroon;” $900

  • Sahdin B. Lias of Kinabatangan Orang-Utan Conservation Project, Malaysia for “Solving Orang-Utan Conflicts with Local Communities in the Kinabatangan Flood Plain, Sabah, Malaysia;” $750

  • Alecia A. Lilly of the Center of Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation and SUNY at Stony Brook University for “The Effects of Increasing Human Population Density on Intestinal Parasite Loads in Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla), Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), and Indigenous Human Populations in and around the Mondika Research Center, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic;” $750

  • Barita O. Manullang of the Wildlife Foundation of Indonesia, Indonesia for “Preliminary Survey on Population Status and Distribution of Primate Species in Disturbed Habitats After Forest-fires in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia;” $750

  • Joseph A. Ntui of the Federal University of Technology, Nigeria for “A Preliminary Investigation of the Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) in Oban Hills Forest Reserve, Nigeria;” $750

  • R. Ethan Pride of Princeton University for “Population Density, Social Behavior, and Physiological Stress in Lemur catta;” $900

  • Saul Juan Solano of Universidad Nacional Autonoma, Mexico, [ASP Bulletin Sep 2000, Vol 24(3) p. 8], for “A Comparative Study of Resource Use by Groups of Howler Monkeys (Alouatta palliata) in Isolated Rain Forests Fragments in the Region of Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico,” $500

  • Sandra S. Suarez of New York University for “Paternity, Relatedness, and Male Socio-Reproductive Behavior in Red-Bellied Tamarins (Saguinus labiatus labiatus) in Bolivia: Training Local Investigators in Field Techniques;” $500

  • Elizabeth B. Yaap of Harvard University for “An Orangutan Conservation Education Program for the Gunung Palung Area West Kalimantan, Indonesia.” $950

1998 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients and Subscription Awards

  • 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)

Subscription Awards: Minna J. Hsu; Komang Gde Suaryana; and 19 journal subscriptions were continued for individuals in habitat countries where primate literature is scarce

1997 ASP Conservation Grant Recipients and Subscription Awards

  • Kimberley A. Phillips of Hiram College in Ohio, [ASP Bulletin Dec 1998, Vol 22(4) p. 5], for the conservation of capuchin and howler monkeys in Trinidad. ($750.00)

  • Zhaoyuan Li of China, [ASP Bulletin Jun 1999, Vol 23(2) p. 6], for the impact of habitat fragmentation on the behavior and social structure of the white-headed langur, Presbytis leucocephalus, in China. ($1000.00)

  • Dra. Rondang S. E. Siregar of Indonesia for assessing the behavioral competence of rehabilitant orangutans reintroduced to the Meratus Forest, East Kalimantan. ($986.30)

  • Joanna E. Lambert of the University of Florida at Gainesville, [ASP Bulletin Sep 1998, Vol 22(3) p. 107], for the status of red colobus (Procolobus badius) populations in regenerating areas of Kibale National Park, Uganda. ($750.00)

  • Julio Cesar Bicca-Marques of the University of Illinois at Urbana, [ASP Bulletin Sep 1998, Vol 22(3) p. 9], for the cognitive aspects of tamarin foraging decisions. ($750.00)

Subscription Awards: Julia Cesar Bicca-Marques; Dr. Mewa Singh; Dr. Arun Srivastava; and sixteen subscriptions were continued for individuals in habitat countries where primate literature is scarce

1997 Senior Biology and Conservation Award ($500 Honorarium)

  • Nancy Czekala-Gruber of San Diego, California for her extensive work in the reproductive biology of primates which has provided important and fundamental contributions in the area of primate conservation biology.

  • Jeremy J. C. Mallinson of Great Britain for having devoted three and a half decades to the development of meaningful conservation strategies of the wildlife preservation trusts and the role of modern zoos in the conservation of primates worldwide.