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The Search for Slow Lorises

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Close up of a Slow Loris on a branch, species name Nycticebus pygmaeus

Slow lorises may look like big-eyed Ewoks, but their cute countenance has made these primates a target of the illegal wildlife trade. Join Mary Blair, primatologist and Director of Biodiversity Informatics Research at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, as she discusses how research on these endangered animals can contribute to a better understanding of wildlife trafficking, including the risk of zoonotic disease spread.

This SciCafe event occurred on March 1, 2017. Hear the full program in this podcast, or watch a video version here:

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  • Watch a video on slow loris conservation in Vietnam.
  • See how this big-eyed mammal packs an unusually deadly bite.
  • An article on fighting wildlife trafficking with interdisciplinary research and a legacy of international collaboration.
  • Learn more about wildlife trade research at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation.
    Check out Monday’s Facebook Live for more information about lorises.

The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.    

SciCafe: The Search for Slow Lorises, and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).