Conservation Working Party

The PSGB Conservation Working Party (CWP) is focused on all aspects of primate conservation, including surveys to assess status and understand threats, field research on various aspects of primate biology of relevance to conservation, applied research on human-primate conflict, and promoting better understanding of primates and the problems they face through conservation education and community involvement. All 11 members of the CWP are active in primate conservation, all have worked in the field, and between them they have experience with a wide range of primates (Old World, New World, prosimians, monkeys and apes, diurnal, nocturnal and cathemeral). Many are members of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group. CWP members draw on experience in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities and zoological collections and are active in research, training and hands-on conservation in relation to primates. The CWP thus brings insight to a very broad range of primate conservation-related activities. The CWP reports to the PSGB Council and brings to its attention any pertinent conservation issues.

Members of the CWP meet face-to-face once a year and maintain frequent contact through email. You can download a poster about the CWP.

The deadline for grant applications in 2021 is 31st March..

The CWP administers the PSGB Conservation grants and recommends the conservation causes to be supported by PSGB. Being a small society with fewer than 400 members, PSGB has little money available for grants. Consequently the members of the Conservation Working Party are actively seeking funds to give out to people who apply for Conservation Grants. We would like to hear from any other organisation willing to help in this way. Please contact Dr Caroline Harcourt at

More information about grants and conservation causes can be found by following the links to the left.

Links to other conservation organisations can also be found by following the link to the left.

For more information about the CWP, please contact the Convenor:

Dr Caroline Harcourt