Elucidation of the Evolutionary History and Conservation of Asian Primates by the Construction of an International Consortium
This symposium will provide a platform to exchange knowledge concerning primates, introduce newly developed methodologies of study and their applications, and construct an interdisciplinary framework of research and conservation activity between senior researchers and young field workers from East, South East and South Asia. For the purpose of promoting research and conservation activities, not only local but cross-border, efforts should be made to create a framework linking interested people of all levels within their countries and globally. It is indispensable to construct a cooperative framework between researchers for sharing research facilities, data and sample banks. This can also be realized through the educational system via international lecturers and supervision of research by establishing a consortium of universities and institutions, dedicated to a common goal.