Jean-Baptiste Leca, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Lethbridge
Canada

Socioeconomic, cultural, and psychological drivers of wildlife perception and use in Grenada: Towards a sustainable human-nature coexistence

In 2014, Dr. Noëlle Gunst and I conducted a two-month survey of the population density, abundance, and group composition of mona monkeys on the island of Grenada, West Indies.

The report of this survey is here: [REPORT].

The corresponding paper in Primate Conservation is here: [PAPER].


Additional publication:

Leca, Gunst, & Vasey (2015): Non-refereed report submitted to the Ministry of Environment (Department of Forestry) and Ministry of Tourism, St George's, Grenada.

Our conservation project was cited by the former Ministry of Tourism in Grenada, Mrs Alexandra Otway-Noel:
[HERE]


Our conservation project was featured in the journal Jamaica Observer:

[HERE]


On the right: "George", adult male mona monkey in Grand Etang National Park in April 2014.

In June 2019, Dr. Noëlle Gunst, Dr. Jean-Baptiste Leca, and Dr. Paul Vasey were awarded an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to fund a two-year research project titled: “Socioeconomic, cultural, and psychological drivers of wildlife perception and use in Grenada: Towards a sustainable human-nature coexistence”


In December 2019, we started this community-based conservation project in Grenada, in collaboration with Dr. John Telesford, Lecturer and Associate Dean in the School of Continuation Education at the T. A. Marryshow Community College [TAMCC], St. George’s, Grenada, and several TAMCC students.


This research project is also conducted in collaboration with Mr. Anthony Jeremiah, Chief Forestry Officer Ag., Forestry and National Parks Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Grenada.

On the left: "George", adult male mona monkey in Grand Etang National Park in January 2020.