The PrimateCast

a podcast dedicated to the study and conservation of primates

The PrimateCast #56: Talking applied wildlife veterinary medicine at IPS 2016 with Dr. Chris Whittier

I was really excited to be able to chat with Dr. Chris Whittier at last year's IPS in Chicago. Chris and I met a few years earlier while bunking together at a symposium held by some colleagues in the Czech Republic, so it was good to sit down and catch up! Chris is a wildlife veterinarian with a PhD in population medicine, and is currently working in the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where he also directs a Master's program in conservation medicine. Chris was at IPS presenting his work on applied wildlife veterinary medicine in a symposium titled "Advances in health research at the interface of humans and nonhuman primates", chaired by Dr. Dominic Travis.

The PrimateCast #55: Talking wildlife disease at IPS 2016 with Dr. Fabian Leendertz

As a practicing primate infectious disease ecologist myself, it was really great for me to get the chance to chat with Dr. Fabian Leendertz, who heads up the Epidemiology of Highly Pathogenic Microorganisms Project Group at the Robert Koch Institut in Berlin. Dr. Leendertz was at IPS presenting his work on great ape respiratory diseases in a symposium titled "Advances in health research at the interface of humans and nonhuman primates", chaired by Dr. Dominic Travis.

The PrimateCast #53: Talking Primate Behavioral Ecology with Dr. Karen Strier

The PrimateCast On Location at IPS 2016 with Dr. Karen Strier

The PrimateCast #8: An Interview with Dr. Jane Goodall

In this installment of The PrimateCast, Andrew and Chris sit down with Dr. Jane Goodall, world renowned naturalist, conservationist, activist, humanist and much more.

Cecile Sarabian

The PrimateCast #52: Conservation Voices from South Africa - Canned lion hunting with Dr. Andrew Venter

Cecile Sarabian
IUCN World Conservation Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii - September 2016: Conservation Voices correspondent Cecile Sarabian attended the screening of "Blood Lions", a film portraying the lucrative and legal business of canned lion hunting in South Africa. The screening was followed by a discussion with Dr. Andrew Venter - Executive producer and CEO of Wildlands Conservation Trust.

The PrimateCast #51: Conservation Voices from Tokyo - Talking Ivory with Airi Yamawaki

Konichiwa! On September 24, 2016, a few dozen people gathered under a tent at Ueno Park in Tokyo for The Global March for Elephants and Rhinos - an event that took place in more than 130 cities around the world to raise awareness about poaching and the ivory/rhino horn trade.
Between 3-6 December 2012, Chris and Andrew took their mobile podcast unit on the road to Kyoto for a conference at the International Institute for Advanced Studies ( IIAS) on the Evolutionary Origins of the Human Mind. During the conference, we were able to sit down with five prominent primate scientists who were invited to the conference to speak about their work.
American primatologist Dr. Michael Huffman, a mainstay of Japanese primatology for over 30 years, waxes (but never wanes) philosophically on life and work with us on The PrimateCast. "When I grow up I'm going to Africa to live with chimpanzees" Michael Huffman is Associate Professor in the Section of Social Systems Evolution, Department of Ecology and Social Behavior at Kyoto University's Primate Research Institute.
Canada Research Chair in Primate Ecology and Conservation, Dr. Colin Chapman, joins us in the studio to talk about 26 years of work in and around Kibale National Park, Uganda. 26 years of directing primate research and conservation activities confers a lot of perspective, to which this interview with Dr. Colin Chapman will attest in spades!
CICASP | Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology

Dr. Laura Marsh is Director and co-founder of the Global Conservation Institute, and she has dedicated herself to the field of tropical ecology and conservation. In the podcast, she describes her upcoming project, Houseboat Amazon.

The PrimateCast #49: Conservation Voices from Hawaii - IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Aloha! From September 1-10 2016, the IUCN World Conservation Congress - the world's largest conservation event - was held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. The PrimateCast switched its IPS/ASP T-shirt with a Hawaiian shirt and lei to ride the waves of this huge conservationist gathering.

The PrimateCast #48: Voices from Chicago - a look back at IPS/ASP 2016

The PrimateCast has rolled out its mobile podcasting unit once again, this time to cover the joint meetings of the International Primatological Society and American Society for Primatologists held between August 21-27, 2016. T his year's congress was hosted by the Lester E.

The PrimateCast #47: Talking Cold-blooded Cognition and Conservation with Dr. Anna Wilkinson

Have you ever wondered whether tortoises yawn contagiously? Or what reptile memory might be like? Or even what impact reptile cognition may have on ecosystem processes? No? Well, Dr. Anna Wilkinson ha