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International Macaque Week in Portsmouth
Tue 2 May 2017, 17:00 – 20:00 BST
As part of the International Macaque Week 2017 organised all around the World, the staff and postgraduates students of the Centre for Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology at the University of Portsmouth will present their work about research, education and conservation.
Macaques are old world monkeys and can be found living in more climates and habitats than any other primate, except humans. Sadly, some species of macaques are facing massive population declines as much as 80% over the past 30 years and are as such now Critically Endangered according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The International Macaque Week is held to raise awareness about this fascinating group of primates, and what we can do to help them.
The programme of the evening involves short drop-in talks, covering topics such as: macaque communication, touchscreen studies of macaque cognition, and protecting endangered species of macaques through education and conservation. These brief (15 minute) talks will be pitched towards public audiences and will be suitable for all ages, plus there will also be a wide variety of fun and interactive exhibits, games and posters. Furthermore, there will be a bake sale to raise money for macaque conservation.
The event is free, refreshments will be provided.
We hope to see you there!
Date: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Time: 5.00-8.00 pm
Venue: King Henry Building, University of Portsmouth, PO1 2DY
If you have any questions about the programme, please contact:
Mathilde Chanvin on email@example.com