3rd GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award Seeks to Honor Africans and Asians

3rd GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award Seeks to Honor Africans and Asians

Following innovative projects that battled illegal trade, promoted community conservation and ecotourism, rehabilitated great apes caught in snares, and released rehabilitated orangutans in Indonesia, the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) will honor more Africans and Asians at the frontline of great ape conservation through the 3rd GRASP – Ian Redmond Conservation Award.

2nd GRASP-Ian Redmond Awards Honor Frontline Great Ape Conservationists

2nd GRASP-Ian Redmond Awards Honor Frontline Great Ape Conservationists

Africans and Asians who battle poachers and illegal traders, train veterinarians, promote community engagement and return apes to the wild are among the winners of the 2nd Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) – Ian Redmond Conservation Awards.

GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award Honors Dedicated Africans, Asians

GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award Honors Dedicated Africans, Asians

GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award Honors Dedicated Africans, Asians

The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) honored four Africans and Asian working on the frontlines of great ape conservation when it announced the winners of the inaugural GRASP – Ian Redmond Conservation Award on September 22.

The announcement was made at the Great Apes Summit, which is being held in conjunction with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in Wyoming, USA.

The GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award was created to encourage innovation, build partnerships, inspire leadership, and offer hope in the field of great ape conservation. It also honors Redmond, who was instrumental in launching GRASP in 2001.

“If the great apes are to survive we need new thinking and commitment from people in the countries where they live,’ Redmond said. “I have long been inspired by the courage and commitment of African and Asian colleagues and am delighted that four such people are being honored today. There were many worthy applicants and it was difficult to select the winners.”

GRASP Ian Redmond Award Targets National Commitment

GRASP Ian Redmond Award Targets National Commitment

25th Feb 2013 Competitions, Press Releases

The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) today launched the GRASP – Ian Redmond Conservation Award, seeking to inspire a new wave of Africans and Asians dedicated to the long-term survival of great apes and their habitat.

The award was introduced at the CITES XVI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand.

The GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award is designed to encourage innovation, inspire leadership, and offer hope in the field of great ape conservation in Africa and Asia. One winner from each continent will be chosen on a biennial basis, and each will receive USD 11,000 and a plaque. 

The current deadline for applications is September 1, 2013.

GRASP Blog  Winner  Goes ‘APP’

GRASP Blog Winner Goes ‘APP’

04th Oct 2012 Competitions, Press Releases

GRASP Blog Winner Goes ‘APP’

A mobile phone application that allows consumers to tell instantly whether products they might purchase contain materials harmful to great apes and their habitat was the winning entry in the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) Blog Competition that posed the question, “How Can Technology Save Great Apes?”

The winning entry was submitted by Adriana Klompus, a graduate of Colombia University in the U.S. with a life-long interest in conservation and the great apes. Her blog – “Barcode Activism: Use Your Wallet and Smartphone in a Wired Marketplace to Help Great Apes” – received 36 percent of the votes cast in an on-line voting competition that closed September 30.

Klompus will present her proposal during the “Great Apes & Technology” plenary of the 2nd GRASP Council, which will be held November 6-8 in Paris. The GRASP Blog Competition received 5,689 on-line votes and was presented in association with Brussels Airlines.

GRASP Blog Competition Finalists Offer Innovation

GRASP Blog Competition Finalists Offer Innovation

25th Sep 2012 Competitions, Press Releases

A mobile application to curb the growing demand for unsustainable palm, sensors that detect poacher movements, and a tracking device that warns when logging trucks veer into protected areas are just some of the ideas proposed by the five finalists in the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) blog competition that posed the question, “How Can Technology Save Great Apes?”

On-line voting will proceed through 11:59pm (GMT) September 31. The winner – based on the total number of votes cast through the GRASP website at www.council.un-grasp.org/blog-competition – will receive an all-expenses paid trip to present the winning blog at the 2nd GRASP Council, which will be held November 6-8 in Paris.
The GRASP Blog competition is sponsored by GRASP, in association with Brussels Airlines.

A mobile application to curb the growing demand for unsustainable palm, sensors that detect poacher movements, and a tracking device that warns when logging trucks veer into protected areas are just some of the ideas proposed by the five finalists in the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) blog competition that posed the question, “How Can Technology Save Great Apes?”

On-line voting will proceed through 11:59pm (GMT) September 31. The winner – based on the total number of votes cast through the GRASP website at council.un-grasp.org/blog-competition – will receive an all-expenses paid trip to present the winning blog at the 2nd GRASP Council, which will be held November 6-8 in Paris.

The GRASP Blog competition is sponsored by GRASP, in association with Brussels Airlines.

Blog Competition Seeks High-Tech Ideas to Save Great Apes

Blog Competition Seeks High-Tech Ideas to Save Great Apes

14th Aug 2012 Competitions

Are you concerned about the conservation status of great apes? Do you think you know how to save them? Can you say it in 500 words or less? If so, the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) wants to hear from you.

The GRASP Blog Competition is asking the question – “How Can Technology Save Great Apes?” – and the winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend the 2nd GRASP Council, which will be held November 6th to 8th in Paris. The winning blog will be presented as part of the “Great Apes & Technology” session on November 8th.“Great ideas come from inspiration, and GRASP believes the on-line community offers a unique perspective on some of the conservation issues we face,” said Doug Cress, coordinator of GRASP. “If there is a new or novel approach to protecting chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas or bonobos out there, we want to hear it.”

The GRASP Blog Competition is an opportunity to flex writing skills and creative energy, and entrants are encouraged to offer bold, visionary ideas. Technology is rapidly assuming a major role in the battle to protect great apes and their habitat, and GRASP is seeking ideas that are fresh and innovative.

All blogs are limited to 500 words and must be posted on the GRASP Facebook page or sent by mail to [email protected] prior to September 15th. A panel of great ape conservation experts will review the entrants, and the top five posts will be short-listed on the GRASP website at council.un-grasp.org. An on-line popular vote will take place to determine the winner by October 1st.

The complete rules for the GRASP Blog Competition can be found at council.un-grasp.org/blog-competition.

The 2nd GRASP Council brings together the entire GRASP partnership and is a unique opportunity to share ideas, forge alliances, and craft solutions to help conserve great apes and their habitat in Africa and Asia. In addition to “Great Apes & Technology,” other plenary sessions will include “Great Apes & Illegal Trade” and “Great Apes & Green Economy.”

For more information, visit council.un-grasp.org.

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