Samples of Nonhuman-Primate Environmental-Enhancement Plans

This appendix is intended to give institutions examples of the structure and content of plans for nonhuman primate well-being but not actual plans. The structure and content of actual plans should address the species housed and the goals and aims of the institution. These descriptions have included many of the items in the checklist (Chapter 2), including processing of raw vegetables and fruit, manipulation, control, species-typical activities, enriched environments and positive daily interactions with care staff to reduce stereotypical and self-injurious behavior, food-rewarded learning, and complex sensory stimulation.

Plan 1 - An expanded example - not a blueprint!

The University of the Southeast

Nonhuman Primate Environmental-Enhancement Plan

Revised March 6, 1998


In accordance with the Animal Welfare Act of 1970 and in conformity with the policy of this institution, this document presents the nonhuman primate environmental-enhancement (EE) plan used at the University of the Southeast (USE) to promote the physical and psychological well-being of nonhuman primates

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