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-- A satellite symposium of COE international Symposium, November 1999 --

Research, Conservation, and Animal Welfare of the Great Apes

   16th to 17th November  

at Inuyama International Sightseeing Center "Freude", Inuyama, Japan

November 16th (Tuesday)

13:00-16:00 Future of chimpanzees in Japan

      We will be considering the future of about 400 chimpanzees currently living in Japan. Organizers: Matsubayashi, K., Matsuzawa, T., Yoshikawa, Y., Hirai, M., Yoshikura, H., Suzuki, H., Hayasaka, I, and Yoshihara, K.

Matsubayashi, K., and Matsuzawa, T. (PRI, Kyoto Univ.)
Opening remarks.

Hirai, M. (Univ. of Tokyo)
DNA research and chimpanzees.

Udono, T. (Sanwa/Kumamoto Primate Center)
Reproduction record on 100 chimpanzees in Sanwa.

Kotera, S. (Japan Monkey Center)
42 years: My life with nonhuman primates since 1957 in Japan Monkey Center

*Erwin, J. (Bioqual, USA)
Great apes in America: Current status and future prospects

(* presentation in English)

16:00-17:00 Poster session (jointly with COE symposium)

17:00-19:00 Round tables

      There are three round tables : a meeting for wild life conservation, a meeting for zoo keepers, and a meeting for the use of internet home pages in zoos. All the participants can join the round tables, or you may organize your roundtables for free discussion. The rooms will be available. Please feel free to continue the discussions from the poster session if you want. There is also a business meeting for chimpanzee research and animal welfare.

November 17th (Wednesday)

9:20-12:00 Animal welfare and environmental enrichment of captive great apes

     We will exchange the information about the efforts of environmental enrichment. Organizers: Yoshihara, K. and Idani, G.

Yoshihara, K. (Tama Zoo)
Opening remarks

Kawabata, H. (Freelans)
Recent trends of environmental enrichment in America

Nichihashi, K. (Saitama Children's Zoo)
Awareness for environmental enrichment in zoo keepers.

Shimabara, N. (Tama Zoo)
A plan of renovation of the chimpanzee compound in Tama Zoo.

Satoh, M. (Tama Zoo)
A comment from the designers on the Tama zoo project.

Watanabe, N. (Sapporo-Maruyama Zoo)
A plan of renovation of the chimpanzee compound in Sapporo-Maruyama Zoo.

Hotta, R. (Tetsukawa Designers' Office)
A comment from the designers on the Sapporo-Maruyama zoo project.

Hori, H. and Katsumura, M. (Yokohama Zoolasia)
The grand design of Yokohama Zoolasia established in 1998

13:00-16:00 Wild-life conservation

     We will discuss various kinds of approaches for wild-life conservation.Organizers: Uehara, S., Nakamura, M., Yamakoshi, G., and Yamagiwa, J.

Kobayashi, S. (Kushiro Prefectural College)
Protection and conservation of Fauna in the national parks in East Africa.

*Wakibara, J. (Kyoto University and TANAPA of Tanzania)
Policies of TANAPA and the wild life conservation.

Kano, T. (PRI, Kyoto Univ.) and Kanamori, M. (Aichi Educational College)
Chimpanzees living in the East and South limit of the distribution.

Hashimoto, C. (PRI, Kyoto Univ.)
Eco-tourism and logging activity in Kalinzu Forest in Uganda.

Yamagiwa, J. (Kyoto University)
Wild life conservation and political and economical situations: A case of Rwanda and Congo.

Yamakoshi, G. (Kyoto University)
Wild life conservation and local tradition: Humans and chimpanzees coexisting at Bossou, Guinea.

Suzuki, A. (PRI, Kyoto University) Illegal import of 4 orangutan infants and wild life conservation in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Fukuda, F. (Kyoritsu College of Medicine)
A comment through the experience of JICA project in Tanzania for wild life conservation.

16:00-17:00 Poster session (jointly with COE symposium)

17:00-18:30 A plenary session

held jointly with the COE international symposium

Toshikazu Hasegawa (Univ. of Tokyo)

*Birute Galdikas
Paradise in peril: The orangutan crisis and the destruction of Borneo's tropical rain forest.

18:30-20:00 Welcome party for the COE symposium

SAGA (Support for African/Asian Great Apes)

     SAGA is a non-profit organization founded in 1998. This will be its second international meeting for research, conservation, and animal welfare on the African and Asian Great Apes. Most of the ape researchers working in Japan as well as zoo people, conservationists, and others will join the meeting. The person in charge of this satellite meeting is Testuro Matsuzawa. Please contact him for further details.
tel: 81-568-63-0547 & fax: 81-568-62-2428

Copyright (C) 1999 COE International Symposium