This is the data entry site for All The World’s Primates, a project conceived and coordinated by Noel Rowe, the director of Primate Conservation Inc., and consists of a public website and a corresponding book to be published in 2012. Hundreds of primatologists have contributed to this project, which includes

 

The All The World’s Primates website is a comprehensive resource for researchers, students, and anyone interested in primates. It illustrates the entire diversity of the primate order, covering all of the 413 primate species recognized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as well as all of the known subspecies. Each of the 639 taxa is treated separately, with a range map and at least one photograph or illustration and with video and audio clips if available.

 

The foundation of the website is a relational database with detailed information provided by more than 300 contributors, most of whom have done original research on the behavior of these primates in their natural habitat. The database encompasses all of the new species that have been described in the last fifteen years and some taxa that have not yet been fully described, and all information is fully referenced with over 20,000 citations. Accompanying the data are more than 2,500 photographs, as well as video and audio clips of many taxa and downloadable tools and links.

 

Today the future of many primate populations is in doubt, and 57 primate taxa are now listed as critically endangered. Therefore half of the profits from the All the World’s Primates website and book will be donated to Primate Conservation Inc., which funds field research and conservation projects on the least known and most endangered primates in their natural habitat.

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