ABOUT GRASP2018-10-19T08:43:01+00:00

The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) was launched in 2001 by the UN Environment to help ensure the long-term survival of gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans and their habitat in Africa and Asia. GRASP is a unique alliance of national governments, research institutions, United Nations agencies, conservation organisations, and private sector actors. GRASP aims to leverage the convening power, international access and multidisciplinary resources of its partners to provide a coordinated response to address habitat loss and population declines.

OUR HISTORY

2017: Action planning meeting for the conservation of the West African chimpanzee held in Monrovia, Liberia

2016: Cross sectoral meeting on conservation action planning for chimpanzees in Senegal held

2016: “Palm oil Paradox: Sustainable solutions to save the great apes” published

2016: “Palm oil Paradox: Sustainable solutions to save the great apes” published

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2016: GRASP and UN REDD launch the carbon tool to overlay carbon stock and great apes distribution data to identify priority areas for implementing REDD projects when also considering co-benefits for the conservation of great apes.

2016: Launch of ape seizures database

2016: “Ebola & Great Apes” published

2016: “Ebola & Great Apes” published

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2015: “The Future of the Bornean Orangutan: Impacts of Change in Land Cover and Climate” published

2015: “The Future of the Bornean Orangutan: Impacts of Change in Land Cover and Climate” published

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2015: GRASP Southeast Asia Regional Meeting

2014: GRASP East Africa Regional Meeting

2014: UNEP-Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil MoU signed

2014: Launch of the apeAPP – Winner of the ‘Best Environmental Mobile Application’ 2014 MobileWebAwards

2014: Launch of the apeAPP – Winner of the ‘Best Environmental Mobile Application’ 2014 MobileWebAwards

2014: “Sharing forests – Great Apes & Us” published

2014: “Sharing forests – Great Apes & Us” published

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2013: Governments of Angola, Congo, DR Congo and Gabon approve Mayombe transboundary strategic plan

2013: Joint GRASP-CITES-UNODC-Interpol law enforcement mission to Cameroon and Gabon

2013: “Stolen Apes: The Illicit Trade in Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Bonobos and Orangutans” published

2013: “Stolen Apes: The Illicit Trade in Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Bonobos and Orangutans” published

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2012: Second GRASP council meeting in Paris. A new UN-GRASP logo was launched.

2012: Second GRASP council meeting in Paris. A new UN-GRASP logo was launched.

2011: “Orangutans and the Economics of Sustainable Forest Management in Sumatra” published

2011: “Orangutans and the Economics of Sustainable Forest Management in Sumatra” published

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2011: Joint GRASP-CITES-UNODC-Interpol law enforcement mission to Uganda

2010: Mayombe tri-partite agreement signed and governing mechanism put in place

2010: “The Last Stand of the Gorilla: Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo basin” published

2010: “The Last Stand of the Gorilla: Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo basin” published

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2009: Tai-Sapo transboundary initiative kickstarted

2007: “The Last Stand of the Orangutan, State of Emergency: Illegal logging, fire and palm oil in Indonesia’s National Parks” published

2007: “The Last Stand of the Orangutan, State of Emergency: Illegal logging, fire and palm oil in Indonesia’s National Parks” published

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2006: Joint GRASP-CITES law enforcement mission to Indonesia

2005: First GRASP council meeting and first GRASP intergovernmental meeting in Kinshasa DRC

2005: First GRASP council meeting and first GRASP intergovernmental meeting in Kinshasa DRC

2005: “World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservation” published

2005: “World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservation” published

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2002: “The Great Apes – The Road Ahead” published

2002: “The Great Apes – The Road Ahead” published

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2001: Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) founded

2001: Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) founded