Bylaws, Statements, and Policies

MPIG bylaws – click here

As a scientific community, we value inclusion, diversity and professional conduct, both in scientific discussions and in engaging with the public through outreach and education. As such, ethical conduct is central to our professional and personal comportment. We follow standards of ethical and professional conduct as articulated by the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, particularly:

AAPA’s Code of Conduct

AAPA’s Code of Ethics

AAPA’s Statements on Sexual and Other Harassment

AAPA’s Statement on Teaching “scientific creationism” in public schools

Non-human primates are our closest relatives, yet include some of the most endangered animals on earth, and humanity’s treatment of them has often been less than humane. As a community of researchers working in both captive and wild settings, we subscribe to high standards regarding the ethical treatment of non-human primates and other animals, and the conservation of their natural habitat. We therefore follow and endorse the policy statements articulated by the International Primatological Society, particularly:

IPS Statement on Protection of Primate Health in the Wild

IPS Statement on Improving Primate Conservation through Community Involvement

IPS Statement on Opposition to the Use of Nonhuman primates in the Media

IPS Statement on Private Ownership of Nonhuman Primates

IPS Statement on Trade in Captured Primates