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Primate Behavior and Ecology
Dr. April Binder, Director
(509) 963-2803

Ms. Penelope Anderson, Secretary Senior

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The Primate Awareness Network (PAN) is a student organization focused on educating the public about the impact humans have on non-human primates. This impact is both direct (e.g., bushmeat, logging, biomedical research, and exploitation through entertainment) and indirect (e.g., supporting particular logging companies, palm oil production, and entertainment companies). Funds raised through the efforts of club members are used to support conservation and/or sanctuary organizations, finance public awareness campaigns, and for travel expenses to primatological and anthropological conferences.

Membership is open to CWU students, faculty, and staff as well as those from the broader Ellensburg community. New members are always welcome.

Want to join? Email club secretary, Chelsea Thompson (

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PAN group photo, Fall 2022


Photo of students at Woodland Park Zoo

PAN at Woodland Park Zoo, Spring 2022


PAN group photo
PAN group photo with Dr. Galdikas, 2018


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