Prof. Dr. Carlos Tomaz, Director
The Primate Center of the University of Brasília (UnB) is located at FAL - Fazenda Água Limpa ("Clean Water Farm") - about 25 Km from downtown (16o30" S, 46o30" W). This farm of 4.340 ha is an experimental station for agronomic, forestry, botanic and ecological research. Surrounding FAL there are two other ecological stations (Jardim Botânico de Brasília e Reserva Ecológica do IBGE), together comprising a continuous protected area of 10.000 ha.
The facilities of the Center include laboratory, offices, classroom, kitchen, quarantine facilities, and outdoor cages surrounded by inside native vegetation nearby a tropical semideciduos riverine forest.
Visitor researchers may use FAL's facilities, including dormitory, restaurant and daily transportation to the university.
Reservations must be made in advance.
At the moment the colony has five primate species kept captive: Callithrix penicillata, Callithrix jacchus, Saguinus midas, Saimiri ustus and Cebus apella. Nearby the Center there are native populations of Callithrix penicillata and Alouata caraya.
to provide a captive breeding colony of Brazilian neotropical primates for ethological and biomedical research;
to promove the breeding of endangered neotropical primate species.
The staff has a multidisciplinary background and includes psychologists, physicians, veterinarians and biologists. The Center is also willing to collaborate with researchers and other academic institutions.
The Primate Center is maintained by the UnB and helped by CESPE and FAL. Research projects are supported by CNPq, CAPES and FAP-DF.
Collaboration from people and institutions are always welcome to help the Center keep doing its objectives.
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