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United Nations Moves to Save Great Apes of the World

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced Monday that it would form a special project for protection of apes, for whom "The clock is now standing at one minute to midnight," said Klaus Toepfer, executive director of UNEP. Poaching, habitat loss, and war are blamed for the serious decline in populations of apes, the group composed of gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and bonobos....
PrimateLit: A Bibliographic Database for Primatology

Covering scientific literature on nonhuman primates, this database is a collaboration between the Wisconsin Regional Primate Center, the Washington Regional Primate Research Center, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. Users can search the full 200,000 citation collection or only those citations added within the last six months. It is also possible to browse literature categorized by...
International Center for Gibbon Studies

The International Center for Gibbon Studies Web site has a variety of information to advocate the study, preservation, and propagation of this highly endangered primate. General information is included about the Center and about gibbons, along with a bibliography of scientific literature authored or co-authored by the Center's director. Several photo galleries include photos of the Center's...

"A collective effort between the Jane Goodall Institute, zoological facilities, and universities," ChimpanZoo is a research and education program that aims to "apply uniform research methods to learn more about chimpanzees and their psychological and behavioral responses to a captive environment." The program involves participating zoos, researchers, and volunteers collecting and submitting...
The Gorilla Foundation

Koko's World is provided by the Gorilla Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to "bring interspecies communication to the public, in order to save gorillas from extinction, and inspire our children to create a better future for all the great apes." KokoTV, part of the Koko's World Web site, offers video clips of Koko (the famous signing gorilla) communicating with friends. A recently added...
Environmental Enrichment for Primates: Annotated Database on Environmental Enrichment and Refinement of Husbandry for Nonhuman Primates

The Animal Welfare Institute, a nonprofit organization founded "to reduce the sum total of pain and fear inflicted on animals by humans," offers this frequently updated bibliographic database for information on all aspects of environmental enrichment for nonhuman primates. Search results include a list of relevant references with complete bibliographic information, brief summaries of each entry,...
Palomar College: Primates

This online tutorial about primates was created by Dr. Dennis O'Neal of the Behavioral Sciences Department at Palomar College. The tutorial contains concise topical sections addressing the general characteristics and taxonomy of prosimians, new and old world monkeys, apes, and humans. In addition to the topical sections, the site contains an extensive Glossary of Terms, a Primate Order Table, and...