Join us on The PrimateCast as we cover the 25th Congress of the International Primatological Society.
The PrimateCast rolled out its mobile podcasting unit once again to cover the meetings of the International Primatological Society held between August 11-16, 2014. The theme of this year's congress, which was held at the Melia Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, was 'meeting the challenges of conserving primate diversity'.
In the third installment of this series, we discuss a number of issues surrounding primate conservation with five dedicated researchers and conservationists. In the first interview, Dr. Tatyana Humle talks about landscapes and human factors in conservation of chimpanzees in West Africa. We then hear an inspiring story from Miles Woodruff about his unorthodox path to primate conservation, and what he's now doing to support its cause by studying the behavioral ecology or re-introduced mandrills in Central Africa. Debbie Cox then tells us about the initiatives of the Jane Goodall Institute in Africa and what impacts they are having on the attitudes toward conservation of wildlife and the bushmeat trade among local human populations. We then talk to Noel Rowe, author of that iconic book The Pictorial Guide to the Living Primates, about his efforts in primate conservation including the funding of research grants through Primate Conservation, Inc. and compiling the All the World's Primates volume to be used as a resource for primate researchers and conservationists around the world. Finally, we'll hear from Dr. Augustin Basabose, a primatologist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on his work with Central African great apes and his role in conservation of those and other species.
For anyone seeking more information about our guests and their activities, please click on their institution names in the list below to follow links to their respective academic pages.
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We'd like to sincerely thank all of our guests on this episode as well as on the entire series of podcasts from our coverage of the 25th Congress of the International Primatological Society. Join us next time when our guests will be Dr. Agustin Fuentes, Dr. Cheryl Knott, Dr. Elisabetta Visalberghi, Dr. James Higham and Dr. Joanna Setchell.
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This podcast series was brought to you by CICASP, and was produced by Andrew MacIntosh.