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Director: Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D.
Mission: To conserve ecosystems, biological diversity and the ecological processes that support life on Earth, with special reference to building local capacity.
Principal Research Programs: Support for IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group; Preparation of primate conservation action plans; Field conservation projects: primates of the Atlantic forest region of eastern Brazil, lemurs of Madagascar's eastern rain forests, primates of the Colombian Amazon; Production of educational materials (t-shirts, posters, etc.) for use in tropical countries.
Training Opportunities: Grants in support of primate conservation and associated research are made possible by a special fund administered by Conservation International, provided by the Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation. Field work opportunities available; Program emphasis: Conservation of wild populations; Financial support occasionally available; Note: Opportunities exist for volunteer interns to work on research projects in the Washington, D.C. office (data management, mapping, etc.). Field opportunities occasionally exist for volunteer work in field projects. Availability varies from year to year.
Financial Aid: None
Number of Staff: 700
Associated Field Sites: None
Publications: "CI News From The Front" (bimonthly); "Primate Conservation"; "Asian Primates"; "Neotropical Primates"; "African Primates"; "Lemur News"; "Lemur Action Plan"; "Annual Report"; Available newsletters and "Primate Conservation" are circulated free to IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group members and general public.
Last Updated: 2004-02-24
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