International Journal of Primatology

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 273–287 | Cite as

Proceedings of the XXI Congress of the International Primatological Society, Entebbe, Uganda, June 25–30, 2006

  • Elisabetta Visalberghi
  • Katherine A. LeightyEmail author
  • Steven J. Schapiro
Editorial/Introduction to Symposium

The XXIst Congress of the International Primatological Society convened in Entebbe, Uganda, June 25–30, 2006. The congress was organized by wildlife management and research institutions in Uganda as well as by international wildlife nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working in Uganda and chaired by Dr. William Olupot of the Wildlife Conservation Society. The program included 2 satellite workshops held in Entebbe and Makerere University Biological Field Station in Kibale before and after the main congress, respectively. There were 712 (same as the number in the 2004 congress in Turin) participants, representing 48 nations, including the United States (34.6%), Uganda (13.1%), the United Kingdom (9.3%), Germany (6.1%), Japan (3.8%), Rwanda (2.7%), Australia (2.2%), Italy (2.2%), Madagascar (2.0%), Brazil (1.7%), and Democratic Republic of Congo (1.9%). In addition, there were 39 registered guests.

There were 6 keynote lectures, including those of the renowned primatologist Dr. Jane...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabetta Visalberghi
    • 1
  • Katherine A. Leighty
    • 2
    Email author
  • Steven J. Schapiro
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della CognizioneRomeItaly
  2. 2.Disney’s Animal KingdomBay LakeUSA
  3. 3.The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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