What is the Primate Society of Great Britain?

The Primate Society of Great Britain (PSGB) is the UK’s National primatological society (Registered Charity No. 290185) dedicated to the advancement of primate research, conservation, and captive care. We are a learned society closely affiliated to the International Primatological Society (IPS) and the European Federation for Primatology (EFP).

Who is the Primate Society of Great Britain?

The society is run by a Council of 12 to 16 elected officers, including a President, Secretary, Media officer, Meetings officer, Membership officer, and many others. Each elected persons serves for a term of 3 years minimum. You can meet our current Council here.

What does the Primate Society of Great Britain do?

We unite primatologists and work to raise the profile of primatology. In addition to supporting and promoting primate research, conservation and captive care with our grants, platform, and fundraising, the Society produces its own publications, Primate Eye and Primate Eye Newsletter (PEN), aimed at disseminating primatology news, opportunities, and highlighting the fantastic work our members do alongside recent advancement in the field.

We celebrate and showcase primatology through our twice yearly scientific meetings, giving researchers, students, and organisations a chance to connect with others and to present their work. These meetings are fantastic networking opportunities for members as a range of career stages. 

We award grants to projects that benefit primates in three key areas; conservation, captive care, and research, and have dedicated subcommittees for administering these grants. We also award several medals to celebrate individual contributions to primatology at many different levels.

The PSGB has a strong commitment to primate conservation. Each year we fundraise for and support a different primatology conservation cause, aiming to champion smaller organisations. Our current Conservation Cause can be viewed here, along with previous causes and the amounts raised. 

Constitution and Policies
The Society's Constitution, policies, and various position statements can be read under the resources tab. 

If you would like to consult the PSGB archives or donate PSGB documents or memorabilia to them, please contact the Society Archivist, Dr Mary Blanchard, University of Liverpool ([email protected]). 

The Primate Society of Great Britain is a registered Charity number 290185 Website Photos: Shannon Farrington, Tim Eppley, & Brogan Mace
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