PRIMATE SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN CONSERVATION GRANT
Primate Society of Great Britain (PSGB) and Born Free Foundation offer an annual £1,500 grant to support primate range state nationals working with threatened primates.
Through this grant for work on endangered primate research and conservation, Born Free has supported many young career conservationists in their hopes to help threatened wildlife.
Over the years, our support has contributed to the study and protection of a wide variety of species, including the red-bellied guenon, the white-thighed colobus, olive colobus, Barbary macaques, mandrills, Preuss’ red colobus, western chimpanzees, the Caquetá Tití monkey, and the spider monkey.
Applications are currently closed – please check this page for updates on when applications will open for the 2024 grant.
MEET OUR 2023 PSGB WINNER!
Born Free is pleased to announce that the 2023 winner of the PSGB Conservation Grant is Camille Wekesa from Ontulili Primates Protection (OPP).
OPP is a community-based organisation operating on a five mile (eight kilometre) stretch of the Ontulili river – a world renowned conservation area and home to several world heritage sites. The goal of this project is to secure and restore the Ontuilili River Riparian Corridor habitat, in the foothills of Mount Kenya, to conserve Mount Kenya black-and-white colobus monkeys (Colobus guereza kikuyuensis). The Ontulili river also supports other primates such as baboon and the Sykes’ monkey as well as various wildlife: leopard, serval cat, bushbuck, antelope, a large variety of birdlife, hyena, hyrax and many other species.
Camille Wekesa, Chair OPP
OPP’s main aims as a community-based organisation are to restore the riverine habitat along the Ontulili river, in Nanyuki, Kenya, educate the local community about human-primate coexistence and instil a love of nature, the environment and primates/wildlife to the next generation of young Kenyans through art education and creativity