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GRASP is supported by funds from donor governments, as well as foundations and the private sector. The success of GRASP depends on raising new and additional resources from you. We all can play a role in saving great apes and their habitat. Donate to GRASP
GRASP's impact depends on determining key priorities to save remaining populations of great apes in the wild. Based on advice from the GRASP Scientific Commission and the GRASP Executive Committee, GRASP implements projects at the sub-national, national, regional and global levels.
Funds raised from governments, private-sector interests, non-profit organizations, individuals and other sources contribute directly to great ape conservation and the development of affected human populations in Equatorial Africa and Southeast Asia. Current GRASP Projects
GRASP is an alliance that includes over 40 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working toward a single goal: to save remaining great ape populations from extinction. By supporting GRASP members, you are contributing to an international effort to halt the threats facing the survival of orangutan, chimpanzee, gorilla and bonobo populations while saving some of the world's last remaining primary tropical rainforests. See GRASP Members
Does your organization support the conservation of great apes? Join a global partnership of NGOs, donor states, range states and other dedicated parties to lift the threat of extinction facing great apes. See GRASP Eligibility Requirements
The IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group (PSG) has developed a series of guidelines to address critical issues in great ape conservation, drawing on the expertise of members to create a consensus of best practices for field conservationists. Each publication in the series provides up-to-date guidance for scientists working on a daily basis with great apes, as well as for the many development organizations, donors and government agencies that are involved in great ape conservation. See Best Practices Guidelines
Hosted at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, GRASP offers several different employment and internship opportunities for dedicated individuals.
International United Nations Volunteer (UNV) – At the request of UN agencies, national governments and other partners, UNV mobilizes close to 8,000 volunteers who play important roles in the success of an agency or a programme. To learn more, please visit http://www.unv.org/en/how-to-volunteer/register-to-be-a-un-volunteer.html.
Kenyan United Nations Volunteer (UNV) - Kenyan citizens are permitted to apply to work as UN Volunteers on two-year contracts, and more information can be found at http://www.ke.undp.org/un-volunteers.
Internships - GRASP accept internships for a minimum of three months and not more than six months from applicants who are engaged in undergraduate or post-graduate studies towards a B, BSc, MA, PhD or a similar degree. Interns receive $100 per month and limited U.N. benefits. To apply, visit http://www.unep.org/vacancies/default.asp?vac_level=Interns and send a copy of the application and CV to
Junior Professional Officer (JPO) - The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme provides young professionals pursuing a career in development with hands-on experience in multi-lateral technical co-operation. There are currently 269 JPOs are participating in the UN, with 47% of them directly working with UNDP. Sponsored by their respective governments, they form an important and valuable workforce for the participating organizations, as they represent depending on the organization 10-13% of their professional staff. For more information, visit http://www.jposc.org/content/programme/presentation-en.html.
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