10 Jun
  • By Richard Bagyenyi
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CTPH launches an 18-day Global Giving campaign to raise money for the 2019 African Primatological Society Conference

Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) has just launched an 18-day Global Giving campaign to raise $20,000 for the second  African Primatological Society Conference which will be hosted by CTPH and other conservation partners, and held in Uganda from 2nd to 6th September this year.

The inaugural African Primatological Society (APS) conference was held in Ivory Coast in 2017 and was able to successfully bring together local researchers and policy makers from Africa and other countries around the world to discuss the future of primates in Africa.

The World’s primates are under threat due to habitat destruction, human-wildlife conflict, poaching and disease from humans and livestock living in close proximity.

However, whilst humans present the greatest threat to primates, we can also offer the most realistic solutions!

Working together, we can turn the tide on habitat destruction and declining primate numbers. In order to do so, we need a concerted effort across the Globe. Despite Africa being home to 60% of the World’s 504 species of primates threatened with extinction, ‘home-grown’ conservation and activism across the continent remains very limited. The African Primatological Society (APS) Conference aims to change that by creating a platform for native Africans working in the primate field across the continent – who are at the forefront of conserving Africa’s biodiversity – to come together and actively engage in the international arena in order to protect our remaining primates.

As a CTPH supporter, we wanted to reach out to you to share this CTPH campaign, which is raising money to ensure that the APS Conference can go ahead later this year as planned. Anything you can do to support the campaign – be it a financial donation or sharing this appeal with your friends and networks – would be hugely appreciated. Please click this link to access our Global Giving donation page: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/the-2019-african-primatological-society-conference/

Please also find information on submitting an abstract to give a presentation at the APS conference.

We are truly grateful for your ongoing support.

Thank you!