Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) Regional Meeting – West Africa 12-13 April in Monrovia, Liberia. Hosted by GRASP and the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) of Liberia.

Hosted by GRASP and the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) of Liberia. 

Sustainable palm oil, extractive industries, illegal trade and zoonotic diseases are among the key issues to be discussed.

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The GRASP Regional Meeting – West Africa will bring together delegates from nine West African range States, along with experts from conservation organizations, United Nations agencies, funders and private companies working in the region.

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       Cote dlvoire  Ghana Guinea Guinea bisau Liberia  Mali  Nigeria  sg-flag  Sierra leone

The GRASP Regional Meeting- West Africa took place on 12- 13 April, 2016.

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Day 1: GRASP West Africa Regional Meeting 

Day 2: GRASP West Africa Regional Meeting 

GRASP stages regional meetings in Africa and Asia in order to promote collaboration and coordination among its partners. GRASP previously held regional meetings in Central Africa (2012), East Africa (2014), and Southeast Asia (2015)

Side Events

The IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group Section on Great Apes (SGA) will this year launch the process of developing a new 10-year regional action plan for the conservation of the western chimpanzee. This plan will follow on from the previous Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of Chimpanzees in West Africa (Kormos and Boesch, 2003), which covered both western chimpanzees and the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee (now covered by its own action plan). The western chimpanzee process this year will culminate with a regional action plan workshop to be held at the end of 2016, with a new plan anticipated in 2017. We would like to take the opportunity provided by the GRASP West Africa Regional Meeting of the 8 western chimpanzee range states to hold initial discussions on the process to develop this plan, and we propose to hold sessions on Thursday April 14th. At this meeting, we will discuss the outcome and analysis of the previous action plan and hold initial technical and planning sessions to launch the action planning process, including pre-workshop scientific and administrative tasks. We welcome participation by those attending the GRASP Regional Meeting, especially key contributors to the next action plan, including GRASP Focal Points, and those implementing activities in western chimpanzee conservation and scientific research. Please confirm your interest in attending these sessions to Liz Macfie, SGA Coordinator, on [email protected]


GRASP Activities : Explore projects and programmes initiated by GRASP to protect the great apes and their habitats.

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