Title

No Ape Left Behind: Orangutan Conservation Education Project

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2021

End Date

22-5-2021

Keywords

Orangutan, Conservation, Education

Abstract

Orangutans are critically endangered and if action is not taken, their extinction is imminent. Zoological institutions worldwide serve as an educational means to engage the broader public in conservation awareness and action behaviors. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) created the Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) initiative to provide zoos with a platform to expand conservation efforts beyond their institutions. In collaboration with the Orangutan SAFE (OSAFE) education committee, the No Ape Left Behind: Orangutan Conservation Education Project develops educational activity resources that provide information about orangutan behavior and ecology as well as action items that individuals can take to assist conservation efforts. These materials are made available to zoo educators, parents, teachers, students, and community members through the OSAFE “I Heart Orangutans” toolkit distributed around International Orangutan Day, which takes place annually on August 19. Partnering with AZA institutions allows for broad outreach and potentially significant impact on the survival of orangutans.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Mary Radeke, Lori Sheeran, and Stephanie Stein

Department/Program

Primate Behavior and Ecology

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/no-ape-left-behind-orangutan-conservation-education-project/

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May 16th, 12:00 PM May 22nd, 12:00 PM

No Ape Left Behind: Orangutan Conservation Education Project

Ellensburg

Orangutans are critically endangered and if action is not taken, their extinction is imminent. Zoological institutions worldwide serve as an educational means to engage the broader public in conservation awareness and action behaviors. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) created the Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) initiative to provide zoos with a platform to expand conservation efforts beyond their institutions. In collaboration with the Orangutan SAFE (OSAFE) education committee, the No Ape Left Behind: Orangutan Conservation Education Project develops educational activity resources that provide information about orangutan behavior and ecology as well as action items that individuals can take to assist conservation efforts. These materials are made available to zoo educators, parents, teachers, students, and community members through the OSAFE “I Heart Orangutans” toolkit distributed around International Orangutan Day, which takes place annually on August 19. Partnering with AZA institutions allows for broad outreach and potentially significant impact on the survival of orangutans.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2021/COTS/78