Past Conservation Grants Awarded 


Sayantan Das - Improving the relationship between the long-tailed macaques and the coconut farmers of Great Nicobar Island through a Focussed Plantation Monitoring Program.

Tanvir Ahmed - Setting conservation priorities for Phayre’s langurs in Atora Hill Reserve Forest, northeast Bangladesh. Final report.

Tekou Ngunte Herve - Integrated project for the community conservation of mandrills and other primate species for the safeguarding of the biodiversity of the Campo Ma'an National Park. (BFF Funded through PSGB). Final report. 


Christian Howell - Applying a cross-disciplinary approach to enhance the integration of human livelihoods and the conservation of the elusive chimpanzees from Gola Rainforest National Park, Sierra Leone

Tracie McKinney and Carolina Orozco Zamora - Building wildlife bridges to reduce howler monkey (Alouatta palliata) fatalities while crossing roads (Costa Rica). Final Report with accompanying video. 

Eduardo José Pinel Ramos - How do spider monkeys modify their environment? Are they the gardeners of Mexican forests (BFF funds). Final report.

Domenic Romanello - Protected area effectiveness: primate conservation and human well-being in Kirindy Mitea National Park, Madagascar

Sian Waters - Increasing access to human-primate interactions research using webinars.  Final report.


Cameroon Goodhead -  Using drones to survey wild Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) populations in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Final report.

Joanne Harper - Saving China’s precious gibbons: a compendium of conservation education activities and resources for schools. Grant returned as unable to travel due to Covid19. However, some of the educational material created by Jo has been delivered by the NGO Cloud Mountain Conservation during summer 2020 and will be incorporated into the general gibbon conservation education programme for 2021 to be delivered to schools in Yunnan Province

Zewdu Kifle - Primate abundance, distribution and conservation threat assessment in the Awi Zone, Northwestern Ethiopia.  Final report.

Zoe Melvin - Oxidative stress as a novel marker of anthropogenic disturbance in the Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus kirkii), Zanzibar. Grant returned due to Covid travel restrictions.

Rahayu Oktaviani -  Monitoring and outreach program to conserve the endangered Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch) in Gunung Halimun Salak National Park, Indonesia. (BFF funds). Final report to BFF is here.

Rebecca Smith - Participatory education for primate conservation in Paraguay, the forgotten heart of South America.  (Cyril Rosen Award). Final report.


Victor Beltran Frances - Population survey and human-macaque interactions in the moor macaque (Macaca maura) in Sulawesi island, Indonesia (Ardith Eudey Award). Final report.

Raimi Chabi Ota- Outreach and the development of primate tourism at the Kikélé Sacred Forest, Benin to protect the critically endangered white-thighed colobus (Awarded through PSGB from the Born Free Foundation). Abstract and Final Report.

Annette Gunn - Occupancy modelling to determine abundance of nocturnal mammals and presence of golden angwantibo Arctocebus aureus and Milne-Edwards’s Potto Perodicticus edwardsi in Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve, Central African Republic. Final report

Daniel Hending - Spatial, behavioural and physiological responses of nocturnal lemurs (Cheirogaleidae and Lepilemuridae) to habitat fragmentation in north western Madagascar and their implications for conservation action. Final report and Fuller report

Francesca Hoare & Kylie Sorenson - Lessons in primate pollination and seed dispersion: a cross-cultural analysis of effective conservation education learning activities and assessment (Madagascar and Java). Final report FrancescaFinal report Kylie

James Parsons - Ranging, social and feeding behaviour of reintroduced, wild-born, captive-raised Yucatan Howler Monkeys (Alouatta pigra) in Belize (Cyril Rosen Award) Final report

Yeissy Sarmiento - Field surveys and environmental education for sustainable protected area management for the yellow tailed woolly monkey (Lagothrix flavicauda) and Peruvian night monkey (Aotus miconax), Peru. Final Report.

Gaspard Van Hamme - Community forests to conserve biodiversity and secure livelihoods: Investigation into “Hutan Adat” in Central Kalimantan. Final report


Anne-Sophie Crunchant - Acoustically assessing apes: estimating wild chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) densities in critical, mosaic landscapes, Tanzania (Cyril Rosen Award). Preliminary reportfinal report, published paper

Alexander Hoffner -  Protecting Preuss’s red colobus (Piliocolobus preussi): promoting conservation through a multi-sited education campaign in South West Region, Cameroon. (Ardith Eudey Award) Final report Longer report

Anja Hutschenreiter - Evaluating the anthropogenic impact on spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) in the inland area of the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Final report

Lucy Millington -  Creating science-based conservation plans for woolly monkeys and spider monkeys in regenerating forest in Peru

Eric Ndayishimiye - Human wildlife conflict in golden monkeys of the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Final report. Published paper in IJP (2023) Vol 44, issue 5 pp. 856-880.

Laura Suárez Ramirez - Population density and group structure of the endemic and Critically Endangered Plecturocebus caquetensis (Family: Pitheciidae) at the Colombian Andean Piedmont. (Awarded by BFF through PSGB). Final Report


Nestor Allgas - Census of primates in the Jungle de los Monos proposed Conservation Concession, El Tambo, San Martin, Peru.  Final report

Rio Heriniaina - Impact of edge effects on lemur communities in Madagascar's easterm rainforests.  Final report

Ramon Gorina -  The fruit of discord: Saba senegalensis use in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) and local people in the Dindefelo Community Nature Reserve (RNCD), southeastern Senegal. (Cyril Rosen Award). Final report

Gerardo Rivero - The anthropogenic impact on the Cañón del Usumacinta protected area: implications for monkey populations in Tabasco, Mexico. Final report

David Seaman - The effect of tropical forest modification on orang-utan population density and movement. Final report

Paul Tehoda - Status and conservation of western chimpanzee in Bia Conservation Area, southwestern Ghana. (Awarded through PSGB from BFF).  Final report


Claire Cardinal - Communicating conservation: using acoustics and education to develop understanding of endangered slow lorises Nycticebus pygmaeus and Nycticebus javanicus and gibbons Nomascus gabriellae and Hylobates moloch in Viet Nam and Java. Final report

Regine Gross -  Implementation and evaluation of two education tools (movie screening and forum theatre) among local communities to enhance the conservation of the Critically Endangered crested macaque (Macaca nigra) in North Sulawesi – Indonesia. Final report

Alexandra Hofner - A multi-faceted analysis of Preuss’s red colobus (Procolobus pennantii preussi) density, habitat preference, and cultural significance in northern Korup National Park, Cameroon. Final report

Nicholas James - Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys (TSNM) (Rhinopithecus avunculus) census and habitat use in the Tung Vai - Cao Ma Po - Ta Van forest, Vietnam - (Cyril Rosen Award). Final report

Chris Marsh - The effects of forest degradation on ranging habits, and activities of arboreal primates within Sikundur, the Gunung Leuser Ecosystem, Northern Sumatra. Final report

Travis Steffens - Preserving fragile ecosystems through a community-based fire management program in NW Madagascar. Final report


Mohamed Benrabah - Population survey of the Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) in Algeria (BFF). Final report

Elena Bersacola - Seeking people-primate coexistence: primate community response to anthropogenic activities and land transformation in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. Final report

Mariano Houngbedji - Conservation of endangered primate species of Lokoli Forest, Benin Republic (BFF). Final report

Isabella Mandl - Nightly encounters: understanding the social system and vocal communication of the Critically Endangered Sahamalaza sportive lemur, Lepilemur sahamalazensis, in north-west Madagascar to aid conservation efforts. Final report, published paper in IJP

Sian Waters - Encouraging public participation in Barbary macaque conservation in three Moroccan cities  - (Cyril Rosen Award). Final report

Christopher Wiggs - To what extent and under what circumstances does Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) membership and being the recipient of an official RSPO complaint contribute to forest conservation? Final report

The Ymke Warren Memorial Award 2015 has gone to Jaysen Brunner - Gastrointestinal parasite analysis of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) as a conservation tool for tourism and community development in the Virunga Mountains. Final report


Aimee Oxley - Living in the matrix: investigating the effects of human activities on the socio-ecological adaptations of the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) in a forest-farm mosaic, Uganda. Final report

Brenda de Groot - Tails of Cambodia: Empowering local children through education to protect Cambodia's primates. Final report  

Inaoyom Imong - Improving protection of Cross River gorillas in the Afi Mountain, Nigeria. Abstract and final report

Lina Valencia - Effects of habitat fragmentation on movement patterns and dispersal of the endangered silvery-brown tamarin (Saguinus leucopus) in Norcasia, Colombia. Final report

Michela Balestri - Exploring niche partioning in strepsirrhines: Lepilemur fleuretae and Avahi meridionalis in the lowland rainforest of south-eastern Madagascar. Final report


Lucy Milington - To what extent do Geoffroys woolly monkeys (Lagothrix cana) in Manu National Park, Peru use secondary forest? Final report

Amy Clanin - Building capacity of regional coordinators and amplyfying voices of primate educators worldwide. Abstract

Silvy van Kuijk - Conservation efforts for the San Martin titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe) in Ojos de Agua, Peru: Density estimates and habitat suitability modelling. Final report


Trang Nguyen - Demographic dynamics of isolated populations of brown collared lemur in littoral forest fragments of southeastern Madagascar. Final report

Penny Wallace - Forest use, livelihoods and biodiversity: a case study from Phnom Kulen National Park, Cambodia. Final report

Joy Iliff -  “Muna the Monkey” using theatre as a conservation education medium in Northern Morocco. Final report

Victor Wodi - “Tangkoko Conservation Education” Conservation education project around the Tangkoko-Duasudara Nature Reserve,Sulawesi, Indonesia. Abstract and Final report

Nachamada Geoffrey - Crop-raiding by wild vertebrates around CERCOPAN: the farmers’ perspective in Iko Esai community, Calabar, Nigeria. Final report

Ma. Isabel Estevez-Noboa - Conservation of the Critically Endangered brown-headed spider monkey in NW Ecuador. Final report not submitted.


Eva Johanna Rode - Conservation of the only poisonous primates –  the Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus), on West-Java, Indonesia. Abstract

Tim Eppley - Ecological flexibility of the southern gentle lemur Hapalemur meridionalis in south-east Madagascar: Implications for conservation in a fragmented and seasonal landscape.  Abstract and final report

Ganga Ram Regmi - Estimating Group Density of Assamese macaque (Macaca assamensis) using Multiple Covariate Distance Sampling (MCDS) in Lower Kanchenjungha Area (LKA), Eastern Nepal.  Abstract and final report

Tatiana Iseborn - Field survey of pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) and Bengal slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis); assessment of hunting pressure and local attitudes towards the two species in Veun Sai Forests, Cambodia.  Abstract

Bolhan Bodeng - Habitat Modelling and Management Strategy for Proboscis Monkey in Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo).  Final report

Rebecca Wyper - Ecological drivers of macaque (Macaca ochreata brunnescens) crop raiding in Buton, Indonesia: Human responses & implications for conservation. Final Report

In addition, jointly with the Captive Care Working Party, £400 was awarded to John and Margaret Cooper to assist with running two short workshops concerned with providing training to local Kenyan and Ugandan veterinarians and wildlife biologists.  They were trained in techniques that will promote the health and welfare of primates in the wild and in captivity.


Alice Martin - Exploring capacity of eco-hotels for conservation of the tufted grey langur Semnopithecus priam thersites through a study of ranging and feeding behaviour. with environmental education in Sri Lanka. Abstract

Andrea Hoing - Monitoring population trends of threatened primates on Siberut Island Indonesia. Abstract

Gabriel Ramos-Fernandez - Shooting the documentary "Tras los ultimos primates mexicanos" (Seeking the last Mexican primates).  Abstract

Kathryn Shutt - Anthropozoonosis and wildlife tourism: assessing disease risks and stress impacts of gorilla conservation via ecotourism.  Abstract

Larry Ray Ulibarri - Conservation of the red-shanked douc on Son Tra Nature Reserve, Vietnam.  Abstract

Mbunya Francis Nkemnyui - Reconciling communities' livelihoods and conservation strategies: a case study of the proposed Bechati Gorilla Sanctuary, South West Cameroon.  Abstract

Onja H. Razafindratsima - Effects of lemur species behaviour on the distribution of their host plants. Abstract


Martina Anandam - Primates for posterity: an assessment of a short primate conservation education program on students aged 15-17 in the schools in Tamil Nadu. Abstract and final report

Maan Barua - Human-macaque conflict mitigation in Assam, India.  Abstract and final report

Ryan Covey - Comparing line-transect distance sampling and occupancy modelling for determining density and distribution of a primate community in Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire: Implications for future conservation efforts.  Abstract and final report

Hannah Trayford - Monitoring orang-utan reintroduction in Indonesia.  Abstract 

Sian Waters - Barbary Macaque Conservation in the Rif (BMCRif) - Pilot project for education and awareness raising among school age children.  Abstract 

Laura Alejandra Abondano Franco - Sex differences in the social behaviour of wild brown spider monkeys (Ateles hybridus) at a forest fragment of Magdalena Medio Region, Colombia.  Abstract

Joana Vaz de Sousa - Ecological and social dimensions of people-wildlife interactions in southern Guinea-Bissau.  Abstract and final report

Lucy d'Auvergne - Assessment of an unprotected forst corridor for the dispersal of isolated Cross River gorilla and sympatric Gulf of Guinea chimpanzee populations in south west Cameroon. Abstract

Conservation Grants Awarded Prior to 2009

Details of these, by topic, can be downloaded (pdf).

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