A major role of the Conservation Sub-Committee (CSC) is to administer the PSGB Conservation Grants. The grant deadline in 2022 is 28th February 2022.
Grants are given only to PSGB members and non-human primate range state nationals.
These small grants (generally less than £1,000) support:
* Projects that address known threats to primate populations, or known constraints on population recovery;
* Projects that shift incentives in support of conservation (e.g. training; education and awareness-raising; compensation schemes; policy influence);
* Surveys that will direct conservation effort to important locations;conservation education relevant to primates;
* Other research of direct benefit to primate conservation.
* Although the financial value of these grants is quite small, this money can make a large difference in local currencies and PSGB Conservation Grants often act as seed money, encouraging others to fund PSGB-supported projects.
In addition, PSGB, through CSC, awards funds from other organisations or individuals:
Born Free Foundation
CSC also manages a grant of £1,500 from the Born Free Foundation. This grant is mostly targeted at projects which support a primate range-state national, working in the field on a project involving endangered primates or human/non-human primate conflict resolution. Applicants for this grant apply as for a PSGB grant, through the same channels, and any project selected by members of the Conservation Sub-Committee as being suitable for BFF will be passed to BFF for acceptance.
This year (2021), we are extremely grateful to Kelly Stewart and Sandy Harcourt for providing an additional £1,000 to build bridges for howler monkeys in Costa Rica - supporting the application of Tracie McKinney and Carolina Orozco Zamora.
Please see the Conservation Grant submission page here.