The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) – Ian Redmond Conservation Award was created in 2012 to develop and inspire young conservationists working to protect great apes and their habitat in Africa and Asia.
The GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award honors dedicated professionals chosen by a panel of experts. Each winner receives a plaque and a prize of USD $5,000 to support conservation projects.
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. Applicants are judged on the originality of his or her proposal, along with the ability of the proposal to help ensure the long-term survival of great apes.
The GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award was established in recognition of great apes advocate Ian Redmond OBE, who has worked tirelessly in support of chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and bonobos for more than three decades. Redmond helped create GRASP in 2001, and served as the GRASP Envoy for many years.
The GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award was created by approval of the GRASP Executive Committee in 2012.
The GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award is open to dedicated individuals of African or Asian origin working to protect great apes. Proposals will be judged by a set of established criteria, and winners must dedicate the award funds to his or her chosen project.
Applicants to the GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award must submit his or her proposal in English.
There is no age limit for applicants to the GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award.
The GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award is open to applicants from the following great ape range countries : Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.
The GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award will be chosen by a five-member committee that includes Ian Redmond and one delegate each from the GRASP Secretariat, the GRASP Scientific Commission, UNEP and the Born Free Foundation.
Each GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award winner must submit a mid-term report after 12 months and a final report at the conclusion of the 24-month award cycle. The GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award must also be credited fairly and prominently in all publications, articles, documents and reports resulting from the winning project.
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