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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 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.


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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