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The International Primatological Society was created to encourage all areas of non-human primatological scientific research, to facilitate cooperation among scientists of all nationalities engaged in primate research, and to promote the conservation of all primate species. The Society is organized exclusively for scientific, educational and charitable purposes.


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New message from IPS President and officers on coronavirus; Mar 25th 2020

On behalf of the IPS and SLAPrim officers, I would like to assure everyone that we are continuing to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for the upcoming joint IPS/SLAPrim Congress scheduled for Quito in August. We plan to wait until April 20th to determine whether we will need to postpone the meeting to a later date. We realise that this adds one more uncertainty to all of the others we are now facing, but by waiting a bit longer we hope to be able to make a more informed decision about our Congress plans. Please check here or our social media pages for further updates. We will also send an email.


Message from IPS President and officers on coronavirus; Mar 15th 2020

As we navigate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to call attention to the importance of primatologists to consider the ethics and risks that now raise additional challenges on top of the ones we always face. Extra health considerations are relevant in both field and captive settings, to protect both the primates we are studying and the people with whom we work, especially during these times of increased risk. We will be posting further news and links soon.

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A Joint Statement of the IUCN SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group and the Primate Specialist Group Section on Great Apes; Mar 15th 2020


The purpose of this document is to update great ape site managers, researchers, tourism operators and others of the potential risk posed by a coronavirus now called SARS CoV-2 and the disease it causes in humans (COVID-19). The document is available here.. Final - SARS CoV-2 and Great Apes Joint Communique 16-05-20.pdf


Featured IJP Publications... more

Object Manipulation and Tool Use in Nicobar Long-Tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis umbrosus)

Jayashree Mazumder & Stefano S. K. Kaburu

Object manipulation and tool use by nonhuman primates have received considerable attention from primatologists and anthropologists, because of their broad implications for understanding the evolution of tool use in humans. To date, however, most of the studies on this topic have focused on apes, given their close evolutionary relationship with humans. In contrast, fewer studies on tool use and object manipulation have been conducted on more


Comparing Methods for Assessing Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) Party Size: Observations, Camera Traps, and Bed Counts from a Savanna-Woodland Mosaic in the Issa Valley, Tanzania

Daphne N. Vink, Fiona A. Stewart & Alex K. Piel

Studying animal grouping behavior is important for understanding the causes and consequences of sociality and has implications for conservation. Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) party size is often assessed by counting individuals or extracted indirectly from camera trap footage or the number of nests. Little is known, however, about consistency across more



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