Pitheciine Action Group
The Pitheciine Action Group (PAG) exists to promote the
study and effective conservation of the genera
Chiropotes, Cacajao
and Callicebus
Sakis, bearded sakis, uacaris
and titi monkeys

Tropical forests are disappearing at an
alarming rate. It is estimated that
during the 1990s an average of 15.2
million hectares were lost per year.
Most non-human primates depend on
forests to survive and over 90% are
located in tropical regions, so tropical
forest destruction and fragmentation
are now among the greatest threats to
the future survival of many primate

Sakis, bearded sakis, uacaris and titi
monkeys belong to group of primates
called the pitheciids, they are
Neotropical Primates that specialize to
different degrees in seed predation.
Over the last couple of decades we
have started to accumulate some
knowledge about these unusual
primates but still have much to learn

Unfortunately several members of this
group are now threatened with
extinction and so one of our key tasks
now, is to understand how we might be
able to help preserve these unusual
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For the 2006 IPS Congress, we
organised a
symposium, to collect
together professionals who work with
these primates to share knowledge
and plan for future conservation.  We
hoped that by doing this we will be
able to increase communication
between researchers, identify areas of
greatest research need and plan
concrete conservation actions.