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2017 year-end reflections and new directions!

Dear colleagues, As 2017 comes to a close and we gear up for our next phase of impact, I want to share a few exciting updates from an exploratory and transitional year. In PEN’s last newsletter, we invited you to participate

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Make your voice heard! Take PEN’s pre-course survey.

Español  l  Português PEN is excited to announce our plans to debut an online course for conservation educators and practitioners!  Our online course comes at an exciting time in PEN’s history.  This month marks our five-year anniversary.  Over the years, PEN has worked

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PEN Celebrates First World Bonobo Day!

February 14, 2017 marks the first-ever World Bonobo Day, recognized by a California Senate Resolution, authored by Senator Isadore Hall III. This Valentine’s Day, join us in spreading love and educating the world about bonobos! Bonobos weren’t recognized as a separate species from

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Project Updates from the Prize Winners of PEN’s Storytelling Contest

Before the year comes to an end, we decided to check in with the winners of PEN’s Storytelling Challenge Prize Contest to see how they put their prize money to use and how winning the contest enabled them to continue

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2016 Orangutan Caring Week: Critically Endangered, Critically in Need

The 2016 Orangutan Caring Week’s theme is “Critically Endangered, Critically in Need”, a sad reminder that all orangutans are now critically endangered. From November 13 – 19, we at PEN encourage you to show your support for orangutan conservation, and

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Applying Creativity & Behavior Change Frameworks in Primate Education Program Design Training Workshop

Changing behavior can result in the reduction of the most significant conservation threats faced not just by primates, but also by entire ecosystems. Educators and practitioners are uniquely positioned to catalyze behavior change because they build relationships, work with diverse stakeholders

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You’re Invited: Creativity & Behavior Change Training Workshop

Join Primate Education Network (PEN), Conservation Fusion (CF), and our colleagues for an interactive training workshop at the joint conference of the International Primatological Society (IPS) and American Society of Primatologists! During our training workshop, primate educators and practitioners will

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Empowering Educators & Building a National Task Force to Protect Primates in Uganda

Uganda’s primates are threatened by deforestation, human-wildlife conflict, poverty, disease, and high growth of human population. With the steady decline of primate populations in Uganda, it is important to work with local communities to increase knowledge, change attitudes, and influence

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Join PEN in Celebrating Macaques

In honor of the first-ever International Macaque Day this month on March 16th, PEN wanted to share some fun activities that primate conservation educators can use in teaching communities about our macaque friends. All of these materials can be found

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Primate Education in Indonesia: PEN Prize Winner Mathilde Chanvin

PEN’s Lessons Learned Challenge Prize Contest Winner Mathilde Chanvin was awarded $250 USD (with support from Eric Losh Illustration) for her primate education efforts in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Read Mathilde’s updates from the field below to learn how our support helped her to lead an end of

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