Headquartered at Duke University’s
Center for Tropical Conservation
(CTC), ParksWatch was created in 1999 by CTC Co-Directors, Dr. John
Terborgh, James B. Duke Professor of Environmental Science, and Dr. Carel
van Schaik, Professor of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy. The CTC is
a University Center of Duke’s Nicholas
School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, and maintains nonprofit, tax-exempt
status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
To date, ParksWatch has active projects
with individuals and partner organizations in Mexico,
Bolivia, and Argentina.