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Propithecus candidus

silky sifaka

Common name: silky sifaka
Photo: Erik Patel
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Primates in Peril: The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2012-2014

IUCN has released its biennial list of the 25 most threatened primate species and estimates over HALF of all primate species are threatened with extinction.

Read the full report and learn more about the species listed and the conservation threats they face.

You can also learn more about some species listed in the report through PIN:

Launch of Nash Collection of Primates in Art and Illustration

Staff at the Jacobsen Library are pleased to announce the launch of The Nash Collection of Primates in Art and Illustration, a searchable and browsable collection of historical images that illustrate how nonhuman primates have been depicted over time. The collection is a collaboration between Stephen Nash, Scientific Illustrator and Adjunct Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and staff of the Lawrence Jacobsen Library at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin, and is hosted by the University of Wisconsin's Digital Collections Center.

New Web Portal Assists Researchers working with Nonhuman Primates

Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) announced the release of Primate Portal, a new website that provides information for biomedical researchers who work, or plan to work, with the nonhuman primate as a human disease model.

The Primate Portal contains detailed information about programs and facilities funded by the National Institutes of Health, including the eight National Primate Research Centers, to aid researchers in finding resources such as funding, collaborators, animal colonies, and testing facilities.

The Primate Portal may be customized by the user to provide current information regarding grant opportunities, research articles, meetings and news stories in a specific research area. The Primate Portal also contains hundreds of links to other organizations engaged in biomedical research, categorized by disease model, described with abstracts, and searchable through an in-depth assignment of metadata terms.

Researchers interested in primate research are invited to visit the Primate Portal and create a user account at no cost.

New Factsheets -- Woolly Monkeys

Recently added primate factsheets include:

Visit the PIN Factsheets at http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets.