The PSGB Conservation Subcommittee (CSC) is focused on all aspects of primate conservation, including surveys to assess status and understand threats, field research on various aspects of primate biology of relevance to conservation, applied research on human-primate conflict, and promoting better understanding of primates and the problems they face through conservation education and community involvement.
All 11 members of the CSC are active in primate conservation, all have worked in the field, and between them they have experience with a wide range of primates (Afro-Eurasian, American, strepsirrhines, tarisiers, monkeys and apes, diurnal, nocturnal and cathemeral). Many are members of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group. CSC members draw on experience in non-governmental organisations (NGOs), universities and zoological collections and are active in research, training and hands-on conservation in relation to primates. The CSC thus brings insight to a very broad range of primate conservation-related activities. The CSC reports to the PSGB Council and brings to its attention any pertinent conservation issues.
Members of the CSC meet face-to-face once a year and maintain frequent contact through email. You can download a poster about the CSC here.
The deadline for the 2022 Conservation Grant applications is 28th February 2022.
The CSC administers the PSGB Conservation grants and recommends the conservation causes to be supported by PSGB. Being a small society with fewer than 400 members, PSGB has little money available for grants. Consequently the members of the CSC are actively seeking funds to give out to people who apply for Conservation Grants. We would like to hear from any other organisation willing to help in this way. Please contact Dr Caroline Harcourt at [email protected].
For more information about the CSC, please contact the Convenor:
Dr. Caroline Harcourt
email: [email protected]