It is with great sadness that I share the loss of our past president, and great friend, Norm Rosen. He was a pioneer in primate conservation, organizing the first ever; Uganda Chimpanzee Population and Habitat Viability Analysis (1997), Mountain Gorilla PHVA (1998), International Orangutan Conference (1994), and a workshop for great ape sanctuaries -- this led to the formation of the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA), of which Norm was the founder and board member. In addition to creating the Southern California Primate Research Forum he also taught primate behavior and conservation at California State University, Fullerton.
In light of Norm's passing and as an ode to his unrivaled passion for great ape conservation, the Orangutan Conservancy will be opening up the: Norm Rosen Great Ape Fund
The funds generated will be given to organizations that care for and conserve his most admired species; orangutans, chimpanzees, and of course his favorite -- bonobos .