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Ape TAG Conservation Initiative Awardees
The Ape TAG is proud to announce the second set of recipients of the Conservation Initiative. These eight projects were selected from the 37 submitted by an international panel of ape experts. They represent a range of conservation activities, from basic monitoring and protection to law enforcement to conservation education. In addition, they all include strong capacity building components, which will further enhance the ability of range states to conserve apes and other wildlife.

Using Teacher Training Workshops to Conserve Kibale National Park's Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) Population

Michelle A. Slavin and Dr. Richard Bergl
UNITE for the Environment Program,
North Carolina Zoo


Protection of West African Chimpanzees in Sapo National Park

Dr. Christophe Boesch and Dervla Dowd
Wild Chimpanzee Foundation,


Goualougo Triangle Ape Project (GTAP): Combining Site-based Initiatives and Collaborative Partnerships to Strengthen Conservation Policies and Local Leadership to Ensure the Long-term Survival of Gorillas in the Northern Congo

Dr. David Morgan and Dr. Crickette Sanz
Goualougo Triangle Ape Project,
Republic of Congo


Protection and Monitoring of the Virunga Mountain Gorilla Population

Felix Ndagijimana
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund,

Securing Orangutan Survival in a Mosaic Landscape Kinabatangan

Dr. Mark Ancrenaz
HUTAN - Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Programme,


Advocating the Protection of the Leuser Ecosystem

Dr. Ian Singleton
PanEco Foundation - Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP),

Preserving Apes and Building Capacity Using Participatory Monitoring of Ape Populations Across Complex Ecological Landscapes

Dr. Andrew J. Marshall
Gunung Palung Ape Ecology and Conservation Project, University of California, Davis

Empowering Stakeholders to Conserve the Cao Vit Gibbon

Dr. Benjamin Rawson
Fauna and Flora International


Sanctuary Support
The Ape TAG Conservation Initiative also dedicated 5% of funds from Gold and Platinum level supporters to sanctuaries caring for apes in Africa and Asia. Funds were given to the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance to help support an international conference for sanctuary veterinarians and to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme for infrastructure costs at their quarantine centre in North Sumatra.

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