International Primatological Society
Member Login 04/25/2017
News & Meetings

March 2017

Brazilian Primatological Socitey issues statement on current yellow fever outbreak and its impact on primate populations.

O surto de febre amarela no Brazil e seus impactos sobre a população de macacos.


The IPS reaffirms its commitment to international collaboration.

The IPS reaffirms the purpose for which it was established, which as stated in our constitution, is: "to encourage all areas of scientific research involving non-human primates, to facilitate cooperation among scientists of all nationalities engaged in primate research, and to promote the conservation of all primate species."

To achieve these aims on behalf of scientific research, scientific cooperation, and the conservation of primates and their habitats requires international commitment and collaborative endeavors on a global scale.

The IPS is explicit regarding our criteria for membership, which cannot be denied on the grounds of sex, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or political party.

We welcome everyone who shares our mission to join us.


American Society of Primatologists 2017 Meeting dates announced.

The 40th meeting of the American Society of Primatologists will take place in Washington, DC on August 25-28th, 2017 at the Washington Plaza Hotel.

Registration and lodging information can be found at:



February 2017

The IPS writes to the National Football League to protest use of primates in 'entertainment'

The officers of the IPS Council have written an open letter to the National Football League's Troy Vincent to express their unanimous and strong opposition to the NFL Films Presents special "Monkeys Riding Dogs: The Ghost Riders" that aired in late 2016. The use of primates as 'performers' has devastating consequences for individual primates' welfare and a negative impact on the conservation of primates as a whole, neither of which can be justified in the name of 'entertainment'.

Please consider contacting the NFL (feel free to use the wording from our letter IPS letter_NFLVincent.pdf) and please share, like, post, and get the word out!

#primatesNOTperformers #primatesNOTpets



January 2017

Yellow Fever outbreak in Brazil.

The current Yellow Fever outbreak in Brazil is seriously affecting primate populations there. Howler monkeys are particularly vulnerable to Yellow Fever, and the risk is compounded by the incorrect belief in local populations that killing the monkeys may help prevent its spread. IPS supports the 'Protect our Guardian Angels' campaign, which is working hard to educate and inform people about the issue. 


Royal Society meeting, 12-13 June 2017, Evolution of pathogen and parasite avoidance behaviours.

The Theo Murphy international scientific meeting this year in on the topic: Evolution of pathogen and parasite avoidance behavoiurs. Organised by Dr Rachel McMullan and Cecile Sarabian on the 12-13th June 2017. Registration is free. Find out more at


Inaugural congress of the African Primatological Society - Call for Abstracts

The Inaugural congress of the APS will be held on the 24-27th July at the Centre Suisse in Ivory Coast. Abstracts are now welcomed - deadline 31st March!

Premier Congres de la Société Africaine de Primatologie, organisé par le Centre Suisse en Côte d'Ivoire. Appel à résumés: 31st Mars!

For more information see the meeting website:


PSGB Winter Meeting 10th - 12th January

The Primate Society of Great Britain Winter Meeting starts next week at the University of Durham. For more information see the meeting website:


December 2016

15th December 2016: European Federation for Primatology 2017 Call for Symposia

The 7th European Federation for Primatology meeting together with teh 30th Société Francophone de Primatologie meeting will take place at the University of Strasbourg. The call for symposia is now open in any area of primatology - submission deadline January 16th, 2017

For forms and more information see the meeting website :


5th December 2016: IPS Membership for 2017 is now open!

Subscriptions to IJP at the member rate is now handled directly with Springer.

Remember IPS members from primate habitat countries (except Japan) that cannot afford to pay dues can join IPS for free.  Go through the IPS membership process and select 'Money Order' as the type of payment.


2nd December 2016: Prof. Zhang Peng awarded Distinguished Professor in Anthropology

Prof. Zhang Peng was appointed to be the Changjiang Distinguished Professor in the field of Anthropology (Yangtze River Scholar Award), which is the highest academic award issued to an individual by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China. 

See More information in Ministry of Education of P.R. China News




Please contact VP for Communications Cat Hobaiter if you have any announcements.




© 1995-2017 The International Primatological Society. All Rights Reserved.     Contact  |   Privacy  |   Terms of Use