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New IUCN advisory on COVID-19 and great apes
A new advisory for conservation teams working within great ape habitat during the Covid-19 pandemic has been produced by the Section on Great Apes, IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group and is available in English here: COVID-19_Advisory_for_conservation_field_teams.pdf and in French here: COVID-19_Avis_aux_quipes_de_conservation.pdf
Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of Western Chimpanzees now published
The Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of Western Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) 2020-2030 is now published and available on the IUCN Primate Specilalist Group website in English and French here... Annonce de la publication du Plan d'action régional pour la conservation des chimpanzés de l'Ouest (Pan troglodytes verus) 2020-2030 en français et en anglais, vous pouvez accéder au pdf sur le site du IUCN GSP ici...
IPS Officers Statement on Discrimination and Racism
The officers of the IPS are committed to diversity and equity in primatology and condemn all forms of prejudice and discrimination. We recognise that we have substantial work to do to address the systemic racism that Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour primatologists face as our colleagues, students, and educators; as well as the impact our field has on BIPOC communities around the world, including where our work was built on a foundation of colonialism.
One step in our ongoing commitment to addressing inequality in the creation of the new position of Vice President for Ethics, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which IPS members approved in our constitution and by-laws revisions in 2019 and who will take office at our next Congress in 2021. We look forward to the work we have to do.