Doug Cress

Program Coordinator, Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP)

Doug Cress is the Program Coordinator for the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), a coalition of 100 national governments, conservation organizations, research institutions, zoos, and UN agencies that aims to protect apes and their habitat in Africa and Asia. It is based at UNEP headquarters in Kenya. Prior to joining GRASP, he served as the Executive Director of the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA), the network of primate rehabilitation centers across Africa for 10 years. Mr. Cress also served as a vice-president of the Orangutan Conservancy from 2007 to 2011, and as the Director of the Great Ape Project from 2001-2004.