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Member Login 01/18/2021

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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IMPORTANT: Postponement of the Joint Congress of IPS/SLAPrim 

We have made the difficult decision to re-schedule the Joint Congress until January 2022.   The meeting will begin with the reception on Sunday, January 9, and continue through Friday, January 14, with the post congress council meeting on Saturday, January 15, 2022. 

We have already received confirmation about our access to the meeting venue, as well as about additional auditorium space if that is needed at the local university.  We have also obtained confirmation from the conference hotels (Swissotel, Dann Carlton and Hilton Colon) that all reservations and price agreements will be carried forward into this new period. 

 We have also discussed the possible need to revisit this decision and move to an even later postponement (to August 2022), but we did not want to prematurely exclude this earlier, January 2022 possibility, especially since there are indications that vaccine access and distribution may improve rapidly over the upcoming months. In rescheduling our meeting for January 2022, we hope to optimize participation without risking the safety of either attendees or our hosts in Quito, and at the same time, reconvene for what is sure to be an amazing IPS/SLAPrim conference.

Because of this extended delay, we are also working to develop a series of Virtual IPS/SLAPrim talks/symposia to be held this upcoming August 2021 (when we had hoped to meet in person).  This virtual event will be free to current IPS/SLAPrim registrants, so please watch for news about it.  If you are not currently registered for Quito, but would like to register for both the virtual session and the Quito January 2022 meeting at the current rate, please let us know. 


IPS Special SARS-CoV-2 Grant Opportunity

Recognizing the exceptional circumstances of primates and primatologists around the world during an historic global pandemic, the International Primatological Society will offer in 2021 a limited number of small grants for primatologists conducting research, educational,conservation or welfare activities related to SARS-CoV-2.

 Go to funding opportunities page for grant instructions and proposal application template


Suspension of several IPS grant programmes in the current 2021 call 

We sadly have to announce that the IPS Officers have made the difficult decision to suspend several of the IPS grant programmes at this time. The Galante Family Winery Conservation Scholarship, the Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award, and the Lawrence Jacobsen Education Development Grants will all go ahead so please do send your applications in; however, the current call for Captive care, Conservation, and Research grants has had to be suspended. Please do check our website and social media regularly for updates, including on some alternative funding opportunities we hope to provide in the interim.


IUCN Primate Specialist Group issues new Guidelines for Responsible Images of Primates

The IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group has issued new Best Practice Guidelines for Responseible Images of Non-Human Primates - now available here...


New volume of African Primates now out!

Volume 14 of the journal African Primates is now out - the whole publication is fully OA and can be accessed here....

Covid Chronicals: New IPS series on the impact of Covid on primates and primatologists

Primatologists from around the world have been contributing to a series of IPS short reports on “The Status of Primates, Primatologists, & Primatological Research & Conservation during COVID-19” Follow along on twitter or facebook #IPSCovidChronicals & please share these stories. Our first reports come from the African Primatological Society President Prof. Inza Koné can be read here... and Dr Steve Ross, Director of the Lester Fisher Centre fot the Study and Conservation of Apes at Lincoln Park Zoo can be read here...


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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