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