ENTEBBE – On the second day of September, Uganda will host the second biennial African Primatological Society (APS) conference in Entebbe.
The weeklong conference will take place at the Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda and it is expected to feature primatologists from 22 countries from across Africa and the rest of the globe.
The much-anticipated conference will run under the theme: Primate Conservation in Africa, Challenges & Opportunities.
It has been organized by the African Primatological Society (APS) an affiliate to the International Primatological Society.
According to organizers, the conference aims to promote greater involvement of African stakeholders in research and conservation of African primates.
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APS has since invited primate researchers and conservation managers to send their abstracts under the key conference subthemes in African Primatology including ecology, ethology, systematics, taxonomy, distribution, and epidemiology.
Others include anthropology, human-primate interactions, conflicts, education, conservation, disease, human-primate health, and ecotourism.
The APS was formally established in 2017 and held its first meeting in Bingerville, Cote d’Ivoire.
The 1st conference held in Bingerville, Cote d’Ivoire brought together over 150 primatologists from 22 countries from across Africa and the rest of the globe.