Training Conservation Leaders

Through conferences and workshops, awards and recognitions – and through a vast network of global experts – PASA helps develop the leaders of tomorrow.

Conferences and Workshops

PASA’s Strategic Development Conference brings sanctuary leaders together to problem-solve and build capacity. Trainings cover diverse topics such as enclosure construction, disease prevention, financial planning, fundraising, and social media.

  • PASA funds the conference and travel fees for one person from every wildlife center (around $2,000 each) to ensure all members have access.

PASA has two recognition programs to identify and develop future leaders in Africa’s wildlife protection movement.

  • The Siddle Marsden Award is given annually to an African national working in a sanctuary or wildlife center that is part of the PASA network. It carries a stipend of $250, and the winner is invited to attend the SDC.
  • The Norm Rosen Leadership Grant is given to up-and-coming sanctuary leaders who receive this stipend for three years to foster sustained professional growth.


Primate Care Training Program

The Primate Care Training program brings cutting-edge techniques to PASA member sanctuaries. Instructors provide customized hands-on training to all the staff who work with primates.

Through this program, sanctuary staff can learn new ways to give medical treatment and care to great apes and monkeys recuperating from physical and emotional trauma.

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