FPI is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on research, education, and conservation. It began in 2009 with a research focus on primate reproductive biology in the Peruvian Amazon, and has expanded to topics surrounding primate communication, habitat use, social behavior, and population growth. It also maintains a Neotropical community disease ecology project with a focus on primates, bats, small mammals, and birds. All ongoing projects form a platform for annual field training programs. FPI actively develops custom technology to more affordably monitor wildlife populations, and has assisted with the establishment of field-based conservation genomics laboratories on three continents.
To date, we have trained 313 research scientists, providing an average of 2 scholarships per field course.