Primate Society of Great Britain

PSGB, the UK's national primatological society, is dedicated to the advancement of primate research, conservation, and captive care. The Society publishes Primate Eye, three times a year, and celebrates primatology at Spring and Winter conferences each year. I invite you to become a member of our vibrant Society and, as a member or a visitor, keep up to date with primatology in the UK via our website. I encourage you to engage with PSGB in attending to the needs of primates around the world. By joining together in large numbers we can represent the needs of primates and their habitats better and help reserve the trends towards extinction.

Professor Simon Bearder, PSGB President

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Benefits of membership include a subscription to Primate Eye, reduced price meeting registration and eligibility to apply for PSGB grants.
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Society meetings

PSGB Spring Meeting 2014

Organizers: Anna Nekaris, Magdalena Svensson, Vincent Nijman, Giuseppe Donati

Venue: New Lecture Theatre, JHB building, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford.

The theme of the meeting will be “When Darkness Comes: The Evolution of Nocturnal Behaviour in Humans and Other Primates”. However, in line with PSGB Spring Meeting policy, the meeting is "open to presentations and posters on any of the disciplines of primatology".

Dates: The conference will be held over one and half day on the 7th April (afternoon) and the 8th April (full day) 2014. In addition there will be a Student Workshop on the morning of the first day and a Tribute to the late Cyril Rosen 18.00-19.30, followed by the Social Dinner.

Online registration deadline: 28th March 2014

Abstract submission deadline: 28th March, 2014

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Nearly half of all the world's primates are in danger of going extinct during our lifetime. PSGB actively supports primate conservation by awarding grants for conservation research and donating money and expertise to primate conservation causes. 

2014 grant deadline: 28 February.

Conservation information

Captive Care

PSGB helps to ensure the highest possible standards of care and welfare for captive primates. Its Captive Care Working Party awards grants and offers specialist advice on primate welfare.

Next grant deadline: TBA.

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Many PSGB members are active researchers, covering all areas of primatology and related fields. The Research Working Party awards general grants to support primatological research.

2015 grant deadline: 31st January.

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