New GRASP Website Includes ‘Smart’ Design
The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) today launched a new website that offers essential information regarding chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, and bonobos that features a mobile-responsive design that adjusts easily to smartphones, tablets, and notebooks.
GRASP’s new website is the first major overhaul of its online presence since 2011 and boasts a Google page rank of 6 and a B (84 percent) web standard rating. The GRASP website includes easy links to the GRASP apeAPP mobile phone application, GRASP’s social media platforms, and the GRASP Chinese-language site on Sina Weibo.
“As GRASP moves to the forefront of great ape conservation, it is important that our technology keeps pace with a fast-changing world,” said GRASP coordinator Doug Cress. “This new website not only links the GRASP partners, it also engages and informs the general public in a user-friendly format that will highlight important issues.”
The GRASP website includes sections on each species, profiles of GRASP partners, a library of videos, publications, and news releases, and a calendar of international events. It also posts employment, volunteer, and research opportunities, and integrates the Virtual Ecotourism Project’s panoramic short films.