“Peru is one of the countries with the greatest primate diversity in the world. However, the knowledge of this diversity and aspects of distribution, ecology, behavior and conservation are unknown to most of us. This event has the objective to unite those interested in knowledge, research, and conservation of the Peruvian primates” (translation from symposium website)
Postdoctoral researcher Dr. Cecilia P. Juarez just returned to share with us some photos and experiences from her trip to the II Primatology Symposium in Peru.
Cecilia gave an oral presentation on her research, which she titled. Primatological long term studies in Argentina: Azarae’s owl monkeys in the Humid Chaco. The talked explored her long term research in the demographic differences between owl monkeys that live in forest “islands” compared to those living in the main forest.
All of the keynote lectures were very interesting, Cecilia said, especially Patricia Wright’s talk was very emotional. Patricia Wright conducted the first behavioral studies of Aotus in the wild, which she wrote about in her new memoir, High Moon Over the Amazon. Cecilia also noted that Annie Escobedo Grandez gave a fascinating talk about sustainability models for hunting primates in the Amazon.
An extra bonus: in a vocalization contest, Cecilia’s recording of solitary Aotus hoots during the full moon won second prize!
Congratulations on a successful trip, Cecilia!