Tag Archives: Chimpanzees

NIH hosts workshop on nonhuman primate research

On September 7, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosted a workshop to explore the state of research using nonhuman primates (NHPs) and to review existing ethical oversight of NHP research. The workshop was organized in response to a congressional request asking NIH to “conduct a review of its ethical policies and processes with respect… Read More »

New resources highlight critical role of nonhuman primates in medical research

A new white paper stresses the essential role that non-human primates (NHPs) play in advancing human health.  “The Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research,” is the result of efforts led by the Foundation for Biomedical Research with collaboration from eight other scientific organizations, including the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)… Read More »

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Clarifies Permit Process for Chimpanzee Research

In a July 22 meeting with representatives of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and the American Physiological Society, United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) officials clarified requirements for obtaining permits for chimpanzee research. Following a June 15 FWS decision to designate captive chimpanzees as endangered, any act that violates the “take”… Read More »

Captive Chimpanzees Designated as Endangered

On June 15, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that all chimpanzees will be listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Prior to this ruling, chimpanzees were “split-listed” with wild chimpanzees designated as endangered and captive chimpanzees designated as threatened. This designation allowed captive chimpanzees to be used in biomedical… Read More »

FASEB Responds to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposal to List Captive Chimpanzees as Endangered

By Anne Deschamps Earlier this month, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) responded to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) proposed rule to list all chimpanzees as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Currently, wild chimpanzees are listed as “endangered,” and captive chimpanzees are listed as “threatened.” Because captive chimpanzees… Read More »