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Got data on primate species level socio-ecological variables?
The Many Primates project are looking for social/ecological level primate species data to complete their modelling challenge - more information on how to help out/participate here...
Have you visited wild great apes in the Africa or would you like to? Participate in a survey to help assess Covid19 risk
Researchers at the University of Exeter and colleagues are running a survey in order to develop freely available multimedia education tools to reduce risk of transmission to African great apes. Please find the survey here in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Mandarin.. https://exeter.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/reducing-transmission-of-covid-19-to-african-great-apes-in-2
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