Such was the case for the first nine primates
in Canada, each of whom continued to serve as bishop of his diocese while also handling the national and international duties of primate
In their study, the scientists asked for immediate measures to protect the endangered primate
species and supply recommendations for the long-term conservation of primates
and to avert primate
The study says that the clues about ancient primates
being tree-dwellers suggests that "primates
are primitively arboreal," as opposed to their tree-climbing ways simply evolving separately among different groups of primates
Marmosets, capuchins and squirrel monkeys are the most common primates
kept as pets.
Two complete and two partial molar teeth excavated in Peru's Amazon region represent the oldest known New World primates
, says a team led by paleontologist Mariano Bond of the Museo de Ciencias Naturales de La Plata in Argentina.
Quarantine and testing of imported nonhuman primates
, rigorous hygiene at research facilities, and strict personal protection equipment (PPE) standards are important to protect the health of nonhuman primate
colonies and persons working with the animals (4).
The hunting of primates
for food and profit has halved their numbers in African rainforests Primates
play a crucial role in forest regeneration by dispersing seeds, and as primate
populations have diminished, fruit tree numbers have also begun to decline, the study found.
The center, it said, is working with the National Institutes of Health on a transition plan, and the primates
will either be moved to other sites, including the other national primate
research centers, or be managed at the Southboro facility.
in Peril: The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates
, 2012-2014 has been compiled by the Primate
Specialist Group of IUCN's Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the International Primatological Society (IPS), in collaboration with Conservation International (CI) and the Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation (BCSF).
have always been my passion, and following the interest surrounding this symposium, the hope is this will become a regular event."
In 2007, 55% of the European Parliament voted for an end to the use of great apes and wild-caught primates
followed by a phase-out of all primate