Best Practice Guidelines for Resolving Human/Great Ape Conflict
The fourth report in the best-practices series has been published online — a strategic framework for resolving conflicts between humans and great apes.
Artwork and Biodiversity
Stephen Nash, the Scientific Illustrator for the Primate Specialist Group, has written an article for the Journal of Threatened Taxa reflecting on his experiences as a wildlife artist and conservationist.
Primatas do Amapá Pocket Information Guide
A pocket guide to the primates of the Brazilian state of Amapá, written in Portuguese and designed for travelers deep in the field.
Symposium Abstracts: Conservation of Primates in Indochina
The Frankfurt Zoological Society and Conservation International have published the abstracts from the recent symposium on Indochinese primates, convened last November in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.
Diurnal and Nocturnal Lemurs Pocket Information Guides
With a running total of ninety-nine recognized taxa, the lemurs are now divided between two new pocket guides, one for the diurnal and cathemeral species and the other for the nocturnal.
Marmosets and Tamarins Pocket Information Guide
The newest pocket guide presents an overview of the sixty-one taxa of callitrichids, distributed from Panama to Paraná.
Vietnamese Journal of Primatology Available Online
The newest primate journal is now available online, with both full issues and individual articles in PDF.
New List of the Top 25 Most Endangered Primates: 2008-2010
The 2008 version of this long-running list is now available, based on discussions by primatologists at the 22nd IPS in Edinburgh.
Abstracts and Schedule for Primate Conservation Symposium
A new announcement for the symposium is now available, which provides further details on the schedule of events as well as instructions for submitting abstracts.
South Asian Primates Pocket Information Guide
This next entry in the series of pocket guides focuses on the primates of South Asia — a taxonomic spectrum ranging from slender lorises to the hoolock gibbons.
Monkeys of the Guianas Pocket Information Guide
The Primate Specialist Group and Conservation International have published another in their series of folding pocket guides: a portable overview of the eight primate taxa found in the Guianas, with a variety of positional sketches and detailed notes on natural history and distribution.
Book: Colin Groves and the History of Primatology In his new book, Extended Family, Colin Groves provides a multi-millennial survey of primates in Western science, interwoven with his own unique experiences and observations.
Red List Assessments for Primate Threat Status
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species now has new threat assessments for all primate species and subspecies — and the results highlight the severity of danger to primates worldwide.
Eaten to Extinction: Press Release on Threatened Primates
The full press release from the 22nd Congress of the International Primatological Society, summarizing the new IUCN analysis of primates. At least 48% of all primates are now considered Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered.
Best Practice Guidelines for Surveys and Monitoring of Great Ape Populations
The third report in the best-practices series has been published online — an overview of survey methods for researchers and conservationists, intended to help standardize data collection across sites and years.
French Edition of Best Practice Guidelines for Great Ape Re-introductions
A French translation is available of the best-practice report on re-introduction protocols.
Probable Extinction of Hylobates lar yunnanensis
Listed as Critically Endangered, the Yunnan White-handed gibbon has not been seen in twenty years, and may never be again. A recent expedition to Yunnan Province in southern China, led by Dr. Thomas Geissmann of Zurich University, failed to find any evidence of this rare gibbon in its last forest refuge — and they now believe it has gone extinct.
First Issue of the New Asian Primates Journal
Dr. Jatna Supriatna and Dr. Ramesh Boonratana have relaunched Asian Primates, the journal of the Asian Section of the Primate Specialist Group. The first issue is available online in its entirety, and presents original research on the Hainan gibbon, the Bengal slow loris, the molecular phylogeny of Presbytis and more.
Monkeys of the Atlantic Forest Pocket Information Guide
The Primate Specialist Group and Conservation International have published the second in a series of pocket guides for primate identification — this one focusing on the monkeys of Brazil's Atlantic Forest, including a dozen species which are now Endangered or Critically Endangered.
Best Practice Guidelines for Great Ape Re-introductions
The second report in the best-practices series has been published online — the first set of re-introduction protocols specifically designed for great apes, taking into account their strength, mobility and singular intelligence.
Best Practice Guidelines to Reduce the Impact of Logging
A new series of expert guidelines has been launched to address key challenges in great ape conservation. The first report in the series focuses on one of the greatest threats to the apes of Western Equatorial Africa: widespread mechanized logging operations across immense stretches of critical great ape habitat.
The Vietnamese Journal of Primatology
The first issue is published of a new journal devoted to primate research in Vietnam and the neighboring countries of Cambodia, China and Laos.
New Population of Pygathrix cinerea discovered in Vietnam
A joint team of conservation scientists has discovered a substantial new population of grey-shanked doucs — giving new hope for the future of this Critically Endangered primate.
Molecular Research Reveals New Species of Avahi
Turning their attention to the genus Avahi, the conservation geneticists of the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo have described a new species of woolly lemur.
PAG: The Pitheciine Action Group
A team of Neotropical primatologists has created a working group dedicated to the pitheciines — Callicebus, Cacajao, Chiropotes and Pithecia. Learn more about this new component of the Primate Specialist Group, including their plans for a newsletter, a website and a forthcoming book on the evolution and conservation of the pitheciines.
Lemurs of Madagascar Pocket Information Guide
An updated version of the popular lemur pocket guide is now available from Conservation International, with illustrations and range maps for 93 species and subspecies of lemurs.
Action Plan for the Cross River Gorilla
The Primate Specialist Group has just published a comprehensive action plan for the Cross River Gorilla — one of the Top 25 Most Endangered Primates, and the rarest of the world's great apes.
New Great Apes Resource:
The Ape Populations, Environments and Surveys Database
A new database has been launched supporting conservation strategies and long-term management of the great apes.
Eleven New Species of Lepilemur Described
A comprehensive phylogenetic study provides molecular evidence for 11 new species of sportive lemur.
New Species of Sportive Lemur Named for PSG Chairman
A newly discovered species of Lepilemur has been described and named for Dr. Russell Mittermeier, as reported in the June 2006 Edition of Lemur News.
New Species of Lemur Named for PSG Chairman
A recently discovered species of mouse lemur has been named in honor of Dr. Russell Mittermeier, Chairman of the Primate Specialist Group. A new paper in the International Journal of Primatology has revised the genus and described three new species, including Microcebus mittermeieri.
New Book: The Lemurs of Madagascar
Lemurs are found nowhere but in Madagascar — and nowhere but in The Lemurs of Madagascar can you find an up-to-date listing of every known species and where to look for each of them. Madagascar is one of the world's richest countries in primate biodiversity, and this book will guide you in your explorations, with detailed profiles of the seventy-one species known so far. Published at the beginning of 2006, this is the most current and comprehensive guide to the lemurs in print — and it's not available on Amazon.com.
Five New Primates in 2005
An unprecedented five new primate species were described in 2005 — three lemurs, a macaque and a mangabey. But their presentation to the world was not without controversy, and some biologists have argued that several of these species are invalid. In this essay, Anthony Rylands reviews these discoveries and considers the question at hand — can a species be named without a type specimen?