VIIth Iberian Primatological Conference - Empathy, Education and Conservation - Primates in a shared world

Welcome to the VII Iberian Primatology Conference!

9th to 11th October 2019

During the 7th edition of the Iberian Primatological Conference, the Associação Portuguesa de Primatologia (APP) is responsible for organizing and hosting the congress in straight co-operation with the Asociación Primatológica Española (APE). This joint effort will combine the 7th Portuguese Primatology Conference (APP) with the 12th Congress of APE. This join conference aims to build a strong scientific bridge between the Portuguese and the Spanish primatologists by establishing network contacts and hopefully engaging researches, from both countries, in co-operative research activities. In spite of the name of the conference, other primatologists from all over the world are more than welcome to join us. More bridges can and should be created.

The conference will take place in Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa/Geographical Society of Lisbon (SGL), in downtown Lisbon. SGL is a research institution that has more than a century of existence. Luciano Cordeiro, a Portuguese geographer that was born in 1844 formed SGL. The SGL holds important collections of documents and objects from all over the world. The Library is an import archive and the museum is one of the most rich of its kind. The congress will be held within the activities of Secção de Antropologia.


Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a hilly city by Tagus River. It is a historical city full of stories to tell, where the sun shines at least 290 days a year. Lisbon is a city where the cuisine is dedicated to creating over a thousand ways to cook the beloved bacalhau (salted cod), and where you’ll find hotels and restaurants to suit every taste and requirement. Lisbon is a city full of authenticity where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment. Lisbon is ageless, but it loves company, as you’ll find out if you meet someone and ask them to explain, with lots of gestures and repetition, where the best place is to listen to Fado. After all, Lisbon is famous for its hospitality and the family-like way it welcomes visitor.

Locally, Lisbon’s inhabitants may commonly refer to the spaces of Lisbon in terms of historic Bairros de Lisboa (neighbourhoods). These communities have no clearly defined boundaries and represent distinctive quarters of the city that have in common a historical culture, similar living standards, and identifiable architectural landmarks, as exemplified by the Bairro Alto, Alfama, Chiado, and so forth.

Lisbon has incredible beaches 10 kms on the south bank (Costa da Caparica) and 10km on the West bank (Carcavelos and Estoril).
The airport is 5 mins away from the city center, with the underground connecting the airport with most of great Lisbon.

City Location: 38°42′49.75″N 9°8′21.79″W


Lisbon offers a wide range of options for accommodation: from 5 star hotels to simple hostels or B&B.

Social programme

  • São Jorge Castle
  • Sé Cathedral
  • Oceanário de Lisboa
  • Praça do Comércio
  • Boat trip in Tagus River
  • Santa Justa Lift
  • Ribeira Municipal Market
  • Torel Garden (with a viewpoint)
  • Graça Viewpoint
  • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
  • Belém Cultural Centre
  • Belém Tower
  • MAAT – Museum of Art Architecture and Technology
  • Day trip to Sintra
  • Day trip to Linha de Cascais Beaches and Cascais City
  • Day trip to Sesimbra and Arrabida region