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Barbados Primate Research Center and Wildlife Reserve (Established 1980)
Director: Jean Baulu
Mission: Control of C. aethiops which is an agricultural pest. Production of monkeys (wild and SPF captive-bred) for polio vaccine production, local and overseas contract research projects using facilities and resources. display of animals to promote eco-tourism, and gifts of monkeys to zoos to promote Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Center is AAALAC accredited. Breeding colony 2,500 C. sabaeus (green monkey).
Principal Research Programs: Blood bank of over 30,000 different animals (C. aethiops) captured during a 30 year period. Information includes age/sex category, weight, location of capture, date. These samples provide a valuable resource for epidemiological, genetic, virology, and immunology research programs.
Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Pre-College, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional; Program emphasis: Epidemiology; Breeding; Anthropometric; Field studies; Crop damage; Genetic; Financial support rarely available.
Number of Staff: 40
Associated Field Sites: Barbados Wildlife Reserve is a successful 30-year tourism eco development project.
Supported Species: Chlorocebus sabaeus (green monkey)
Publications: Regular publications in primatology-related journals.
Comments: SPF captive-bred C. Sabaeus includes SA6 or CMV -free offspring.
Last Updated: 2015-05-04
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