Tuesday, November 6 – The Primates Project at UNACHI was born in middle 2016 inside an initiative of environment conservation and monitoring of the Primates population in lowlands of the Chiriqui province. The project reunites investigators and students from UNACHI with the public in general. This project has developed some activities in different districts and areas in the province; but its main objectives are orientated to the study and conservation of the primates, though talks, monitoring studies, internships, education campaigns and workshops in Chiriqui.
Primate Project objectives are:
1. Encourage the sustainable development;
2. Encourage the scientific research about primates;
3. Encourage environment culture;
4. Encourage the management for the forest and key species conservation;
5. Encourage the value and management of the biodiversity conservation;
7. Development environment education in the communities;
8. Encourage the integration and social empowerment;
9. Encourage the internationalization to the management for the primate’s conservation in Chiriqui.
Dr. Ariel Rodríguez-Vargas, Biologist, specialist in conservation and environmental studies, works as a researcher in the Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui (UNACHI) and is the primate project director.