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Important survey for those involved in capture/release of wild primates (closes 11th Nov)

The IPS Ad-Hoc Committee to Make Capture Safer for Primates has put together a survey which is critical to ensure that we are able to move effectively  forward on this important topic. The Committee was formed with the goal of reducing risk and trauma for primates who are captured and released in the wild. We consider […]

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IPS facebook page hacked

Hi folks, as is very obvious when you go there, our facebook page was hacked (no we’re not currently a blond in heels selling Nike!). Apologies while we get it fixed hopefully we’ll resume normal primate news services soon. If you’re on fb and able to, please report it as more noise helps us get […]

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Creation of new fund in memory of Judith Masters and Fabien Genin to promote primatology by African nationals

It was a great shock to us all when we heard news of the deaths of Judith Masters and Fabien Genin. Both were esteemed primatologists committed to primate research and conservation in both South Africa and Madagascar. There are no words that can express our feelings about the tragedy that befell them. They were wonderful […]

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Did you know that canopy bridges are an important part of #primate #conservation?

This month we published #research by Azofeifa Rojas & Gregory investigating #canopybridge influence on mantled #howlermonkey populations.

#Abstract available here:

Greatly looking forward to this talk on primates and death by Dr. Andre Goncalves @fieryangelsfell tomorrow, Tuesday, 3:30pm London time/ 10:30am Eastern time. Zoom link below. Via @alecia_carter. #primates #anthropology #evolutionaryanthropology #death #grief

This study was dreamt up after one too many successful games of ‘guess the dad’ played before the latest round of paternity results @BudongoChimps 😅 We were clearly right more often than chance but how? Was it really in their faces or was it something else we knew? 1/n

University of St Andrews @univofstandrews

Guess Who? 👀 Chimpanzee faces reveal family relationships, according to new research from @NakedPrimate @HellaPeter_ and team.



We are thankful today and everyday for all of the incredible biodiversity found in Madagascar and to all of the people who work endlessly to help protect it! 💚

Video: Nina Beeby

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