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PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTRE

 

After the completion the Indo-US Primate Project the Primate Research Centre (PRC) was launched in the year 2001, with a centre at Guwahati, Northeast India. The purpose of the PRC is to encourage all areas of non-human primatological scientific research, to facilitate cooperation among scientists of all nationalities engaged in primate research, wildlife and habitat protection and to promote the conservation education.

  1. The PRC is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes with following objectives:

  2. To make efforts to protect and conserve in situ all bio-diversity focusing non-human primate as flagship species.

  3. To improve quality and size of wildlife habitats in nature. Special efforts to study critically endangered, endangered, and data deficit species.

  4. To develop, promote and establish zoonosis researches, population genetics studies, DNA figure printing for taxonomy and cytogenetic. To initiate SRVs and SIVs work and make use of these studies in human welfare including diagnostics.

  5. To interpret and use field data for the benefit of sterility and fertility researches without torturing primates in captivity.

  6. To develop provisioning models for various species living in and around human habitation.

  7. To undertake studies on population status and socio-ecology of least known species.

  8. To initiate awareness projects and to launch community conservation program like massive afforestation by local people using native species.

  9. To establish collaboration with national and international agencies, research organization and individuals.

  10. To receive grants, donations, literature, equipment, etc. to support students, scholars, scientists and centers / institutions engaged in primate and wildlife research.

  11. To initiate fellowship, sponsorships, research grants and training programme to train young field workers.

  12. To organize regional, sate, national and international seminars, symposia, workshops, conferences and such other congregations like lecture series on different aspects of primates and wildlife to help conserve wild taxa.

  13. To make films, prepare scientific and popular articles, publish documents, books, and to develop special package for youths and children for habitat conservation using folk arts, murals, and cultural diversity.