Primatology Links

Primatology Links

Education & Primatology

Maintained by the Wisconsin Primate Research Center Library at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Primate Info Net provides a wide range or information on non-human primates including fact sheets, publications, news and media resources, and career opportunities in Primatology.

Primate Info Net's job posting board where organizations with positions available or individuals seeking positions may list postings.

Maintained by the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and the Washington National Primate Research Center, this database includes primatology related scientific literature, spanning all formats, from the 1940s to present.

Searchable listing of job and internship opportunities by members of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.

Originally funded by the National Science Foundation, this organization provides primate biomaterials to researchers in order to stimulate and facilitate research in primate genetics.

Professional Organizations in Primatology and Related Fields

Society whose members include both scientific primatologists and those who wish to support the field. Includes information on grants, conservation, research, and current issues in primatology.

World's leading organization for physical anthropologists. Site includes information on finding funding, research, and career opportunities in Physical Anthropology.

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)

Network of zoo and aquarium professionals, organizations and suppliers world-wide. All share a commitment to wildlife conservation, education, science and animal care.

Non-profit scientific society, with open membership. Contains information on films, research, resources and funding for those studying animal behavior.

The International Primatological Society focuses their efforts and funding on primate research, conservation, education, and the treatment of captive primates.

North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance

The North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) was founded in 2010 by the directors of seven of the leading chimpanzee sanctuaries on the continent. The mission of NAPSA is to advance the welfare of captive primates through exceptional sanctuary care, collaboration and outreach.

Primatology Field Schools

Maderas Rainforest Conservatory

Lemur Conservation Foundation Primatology Field School

Websites and Conservation Organizations

Directory of information such as demographics, maps, photographs and research pertaining to chimpanzee, gorilla and bonobo field research sites in Africa.

Ape Action Africa is committed to ape conservation in Africa - protecting Cameroon’s great apes through direct action, including rescuing orphaned gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys, giving them a safe forest sanctuary home where they can live with their own kind.

Barbary Macaque Awareness and Conservation Project (BMAC)

The primary study area is in north Morocco with aims to work with the local communities to accomplish inclusive conservation.

Non-profit organization working to conserve the lives and habitat of bonobos in the Congo Basin.

The Task Force aims to eliminate the illegal bushmeat trade. Their primary goals are to gather and share information and to educate nations, organizations, scientists and individuals.

Center for Animal Rehabilitation and Education

C.A.R.E. (The Center for Animal Rehabilitation and Education) was established in 1989, as a rehabilitation center for baboons and other small indigenous wildlife of South Africa. 

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW) is currently home to two groups for a total of sixteen chimpanzees released from biomedical research.

Not-for-profit foundation founded by Dian Fossey in 1978 which continues its dedication to gorilla conservation and research.


The primary objective of the Fauna Foundation is to create a protected environment for neglected, abused farm and domestic animals and former biomedical research chimpanzees. It also aims, through education, to foster a better understanding of all animals while exploring our ethical responsibility as humans for the well being of all earth’s creatures.

The non-profit organization works towards education and research to improve human and non-human relationships.

Gibbon Conservation Alliance

A non-profit organization that is dedicated to gibbon conservation and research on gibbon biology, with projects throughout Asia. 

Non-profit facility in Santa Clarita, California dedicated to research and conservation of gibbons, as well as public and professional education.

The main goal of this site is to provide information about gibbons. It contains links to gibbon research sites, publications, films, and video and audio recordings.

Grass-roots non-profit organization aimed at protecting all endangered primate species. The IPPL also maintains a gibbon sanctuary in South Carolina.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on plants and animals that have been globally evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. This system is designed to determine the relative risk of extinction, and the main purpose of the IUCN Red List is to catalogue and highlight those plants and animals that are facing a higher risk of global extinction (i.e. those listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable). The IUCN Red List also includes information on plants and animals that are categorized as Extinct or Extinct in the Wild; on taxa that cannot be evaluated because of insufficient information (i.e., are Data Deficient); and on plants and animals that are either close to meeting the threatened thresholds or that would be threatened were it not for an ongoing taxon-specific conservation program (i.e., are Near Threatened).

Jane Goodall's non-profit organization created over thirty years ago to conserve primate land, educate the public, promote the well-being of captive and free-living primates, and expand non-invasive research on chimpanzees.

Macaca Nemestrina Project

The Macaca Nemestrain Project studies the ecology, social system and behavior of Southern pig-tailed macaques in their natural habitat. It also promotes the conservation of this vulnerable primate species in Peninsular Malaysia.

Non-profit organization, founded by Dr. Birute Galdikas, dedicated to the conservation of wild orangutans and their habitats.

Africa’s chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and monkeys are rapidly disappearing. They are sold as bushmeat, and their babies are illegally sold as pets. PASA's 22 sanctuaries educate about 400,000 children & families every year about the value of primates and forests. We empower local residents with training and resources, and help them develop projects that build sustainable incomes to replace bushmeat and selling primates. Projects include native tree nurseries, women's craft cooperatives, and clean-burning cookstoves.

South Asian Primate Network


A primate rehabilitation center that was established in 2010 in Belize in an effort to rehabilitate and release illegally held pet monkeys. 

The world's oldest and largest global environmental network, including government officials, organizations and volunteer scientists worldwide. The IUCN's Red List assesses the conservation status of species, providing taxonomic and distribution information of species, along with their conservation status, ranging from "Not Evaluated" to "Extinct."

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