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En español Conservationists around the world are working in landscapes shaped by human behavior. Education and outreach is one of many conservation actions to change behavior.  However, it can be more challenging than expected to be rigorous and measurably impactful. 

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May Educator of the Month: Denis Agaba

Congratulations to Denis Agaba on being selected as Primate Education Network’s (PEN) May Educator of the Month!  Special thanks to Madelaine Westwood for her nomination and blog submission. Denis Agaba transforms lives wherever he goes.  Charismatic, intelligent, and passionate, Denis

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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo

Recently, Fanny Cornejo, PEN’s Regional Coordinator for Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador, joined me in Washington, DC  to attend meetings with prospective partners, as well as participate in a behind-the-scenes tour at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Fanny and I visited the

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February Educator of the Month: Victoria Perez-Tello

Congratulations to Victoria Perez-Tello on being selected as Primate Education Network’s (PEN) February Educator of the Month!  Special thanks to Fanny M. Cornejo for her nomination and blog submission. Waking up in the rainforest can be a magical experience.  Even

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January Educator of the Month: Harry Hilser

We are thrilled to announce our first Educator of the Month in 2013!  Please join us in congratulating Harry Hilser, Field Programme Manager with Selamatkan Yaki.  Special thanks to Thirza Loffeld for this nomination and blog post. Harry Hilser is

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December Educator of the Month: Dondo Kante

It is with great pleasure that I announce Dondo Kante as Primate Education Network’s (PEN) first Educator of the Month!  Dondo and I worked closely on my chimpanzee education project in Senegal (2005-2006). Special thanks to Jill Pruetz for this

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Special Opportunity – Join PEN as a Regional Coordinator!

Primate Education Network (PEN) is seeking candidates to serve as Regional Coordinators. Regional Coordinators are dedicated individuals who have agreed to support PEN’s mission by helping to build and sustain an extensive network of primate education projects and programs and educators

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Primate Education Network: A Community & Collaboration Platform

I have dedicated my career to primate conservation, with a special emphasis on education, and worked in great ape range countries, such as Uganda, Borneo, Rwanda, and the DRC.  I also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal for

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