Primate Jobs Positions Available - Field Assistant - China - Golden Snub-nosed Monkeys

We are seeking a field assistant for a long term field study of the Golden Snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) in Shennongjia Nature Reserve, Hubei Province, China. Duties include working with local Chinese field assistants to further the habituation of a study group of approximately 130 animals, to record basic data on the group, and to assist a Chinese PhD student who will be conducting his doctoral research on the behavioral ecology of this group.




Positioning Tags Help Track Rare Monkeys

China's endangered black snub-nose monkeys will be electronically tagged as part of a programme to better protect the rare and endangered creature.

Chine : protection des singes au nez retroussé

Dans le district de Weixi, dans le Yunnan, vivent 800 singes au nez retroussé. Ces dernières années, leur nombre a constamment augmenté, a indiqué Liu Sikang, directeur du Bureau de l''Administration de Weixi relevant de la Réserve naturelle d''Etat de Baimaxueshan.

Number of golden monkeys doubled in Shennongjia

The number of golden monkeys, a Chinese rare species, doubled in the past 15 years from 501 to more than 1,200 in Shennongjia, a natural reserve in central China's Hubei Province.

Monkeys Exchanged to Avoid Inbreeding

A male snub-nosed monkey from the Shenzhen Safari Park was sent to the Guangzhou Zoo in exchange for a female snub-nosed monkey from the zoo to avoid inbreeding.

Desperately Seeking Mate for Monkey Magic

The staff at an east China animal park are searching nationwide for a new mate for their male golden snub-nosed monkey.

Homosexuality Found Among Sichuan Golden Monkeys

US and Chinese zoologists have discovered homosexuality among Sichuan golden monkeys in the Baihe Protection Area in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Damming Tiger Gorge - Chinese Environmentalists Try to Protect a Natural Wonder

In the land where 85,000 dams have bloomed, the builders of the mammoth Three Gorges reservoir in China are poised to begin another project. The giant hydropower company plans to dam China’s famous Tiger Leaping Gorge, where the sheer cliffs of snow-crested peaks flank the thundering Jinsha River to form one of the deepest and most majestic canyons on Earth.




Primate Field Course in China

NatureWatch (a non-profit organization) and the Field School of Southwest Forestry College are offering a field course in Primate Behavior and Ecology from July 1 to August 25, 2005 in China. Students interested in wildlife conservation learn techniques for studying animal behavior, ecology, and wildlife census. Students can generate and submit their own research plans to be initiated in a later time. University credits can be provided, but students are required to consult with their own universities before making the trip.

Twin golden monkeys born in Beijing Safari Park

Dabao, an 11-year-old female golden monkey in Beijing Safari Park, gave births to twin cubs Monday, a source with the safari park said on April 12 2004.

Photo: CC Grüter

Golden monkeys hope for survival in 'Year of Monkey'

Golden monkeys are hoping the "Year of the Monkey" on the Chinese lunar calendar, which begins on Jan. 22, will improve their chances of survival.




Farmers, herdsmen move out of habitat of golden monkeys

Farmers and herdsmen of Markam County, in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, have began moving out of the Hongla Mountain Nature Reserve to leave more living space for golden monkeys.

China to breed rare golden monkeys through artificial insemination

China aims to increase the population of endangered golden monkeys through a program of artificial insemination.

 National reserve for golden monkeys set up Tibet

China has established a state-level nature reserve to protect the rare golden monkey in the southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region.




Yunnan Expands Habitats for Golden Monkey

The Baima Xueshan Nature Reserve at the national level, a major habitat for Yunnan golden monkey, will be expanded substantially in southwest China’s Yunnan Province.