Loris and potto conservation database

Some news, events, dates


A new BBC film about Indonesian slow lorises and illegal pet trade, "Jungle Gremlins of Java", has been finished in cooperation with Anna Nekaris, raising hope that this production will turn out to be a counterweight to the numerous "funny" YouTube videos of illegally kept pet lorises which fuel poaching and pet trade.
See the "Natural World" page about this film with dates of first transmission in the UK.

Dr. Nekaris in addition launches an actual campaign to help the lorises. See out page "How you can help" for information


Prize for primate conservation
The MSc in Primate Conservation course by coworkers of the Nocturnal Primate Research Group, Oxford Brookes University, won the highly-prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Excellence in Higher Education. 20 courses won this award out of a pool of 600, reviewed by 20 reviewers each in November 2007. See for instance Oxford Brookes University SSL News or an Oxford Times Online article about the work of the group.
Congratulations to Simon Bearder, Anna Nekaris and all others - deserved acknowledgement for great work!


Rescue and rehabilitation of illegally traded slow lorises. See IAR news page of July 2007
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) at The Hague in Germany, 3 to 15 June 07: all slow loris species were raised to CITES I - trade forbidden. A big thanks to the Cambodian government and all who helped!
See for instance the following web pages for information:

thestar online news, Malaysia - Better protection, http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2007/6/26/lifefocus/18100309&sec=lifefocus

World-wire CITES moves speedily to protect slow loris, http://www.world-wire.com/news/0706080001.html

If you want to support the loris rescue and measures against illegal trade, see here for possibilities

More news here soon


The IAR = International Animal Rescue gets involved in resue and rehabilitation of slow lorises, macaques and orangutans, provide long term support for the former ProAnimalia International projects. See IAR news page of July 2006


International Primatology Society 2004 Meeting, Torino, Italy, 22-28 August 2004: http://www.ips2004.unito.it/index.html

Book publication:

Nadler, T.; Streicher, U.; Ha Thang Long (eds:), 2004: Conservation of Primates in Vietnam. Proceedings of the International Symposiumat Cuc Phuong National Park, 18. - 20. November 2003. Haki Publishing, Hanoi.


International Symposium: Conservation of Primates in Vietnam, at Cuc Phuong National Park,18-20 November 2003.
Organized on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Endangered Primate Rescue Center.
   Proceedings see below, 2004.

Indonesian Workshop: Taxonomy, husbandry, and conservation of tarsiers and lorises. Jakarta, Indonesia, 15-25 February 2003,
at the Pusat Primata Schmutzer / Schmutzer Primate Center, Ragunan Zoo, Jakarta; made possible by the Gibbon Foundation.
    Proceedings in preparation: special edition of Treubia, Bogor.

Book publication:
Gursky, S.; Nekaris, K. A. I. (eds.), 2003: Mating, Birthing and Rearing Systems of Nocturnal Prosimians. Folia Primatologica Supp. 74 (5-6).  ISBN 3-8055-7677-3.

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