PrimatesPeru is a nonprofit organisation founded in 2009 for the study and conservation of primates in southeast Perú. From the beginning, our primary focus has been the ecology and biology of the Callitrichidae: saddleback tamarins (Saguinus fuscicollis weddelli), emperor tamarins (Saguinus imperator) and Goeldi's monkey (Callimico goeldii). To date, our efforts have expanded to include the study of natural phenoma of entire primate communties (e.g. resource partitioning and disease dynamics). The most recent addition to our field activities is a project on predator defence mechanisms of the bald-faced saki monkey (Pithecia irrorata), especially in relation to large felids, such as the jaguar, puma, and ocelot.
The project team works out of several field sites in the Madre de Dios Department of the Peruvian Amazon, near the borders with Bolivia and Brazil. We are accepting support in the form of research assistants and donations for research funding.
If the research goals of this project seem interesting to you, and you would like to assist the project, please explore the requirements to volunteer and registration options. If you still have questions, send an email to primatesperu(at)gmail.com.
Keep an eye on this website for news, blog posts and further updates on the status of the project.
On the top-bar
- Donate offers you the chance to be a major part of this endeavor. Your support is crucial to research and rainforest conservation!
- Blog is where you can read day-to-day posts from the lead researchers.
- Science Stories contains news updates in the field of anthropolgy and wildlife ecology that have caught our attention.
- Gallery has some of our picture albums arranged by category - people, places, research and wildlife.
- E-newsletter is where you can sign-up for our monthly ectronic newsletter, PrimatesPress.
- Calendar gives you necessary information on when each phase of research is taking place as well as who is visiting the site during a particular period of time. (available to registered users only)
On the left side-bar
- About Us includes biographies of the project team.
- Research provides a brief description of the project, including species and area pictures. Additional informatin on the project is available pending site registration approval.
- Field sites You should visit this page to see some wonderful maps and photographs of the field sites, as well as more specific information about each station.
- How you can help explains all the ways in which you can assist this project.
- Contact Us allows you to send us comments, questions, and suggestions.
If there is something that you cannot find or is unclear, please leave feedback here.