re:wild and the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group have published the newest entry (August 2022) in their series of folding pocket guides – a pocket identification guide to the primates of Thailand.

The pocket identification guide series is designed for anyone who needs a quick overview of the primate fauna of a specific region.

Printed on a double-sided folding panel and laminated to withstand heat, humidity and the rigours of travel, each pocket guide features full-colour illustrations by primate artist Stephen Nash, whose work has been recognized as “the taxonomic gold standard” for primate identification.

Including compact range maps and local names, the pocket guides are ideal for protection staff, nature enthusiasts, primate watchers, students and field biologists – or anyone else who needs an easy reference guide for the field.

Twenty-five taxa are presented in this pocket guide, each illustrated and paired with newly updated distribution maps and globally threatened status for each taxon. Also, each full-body illustration includes the taxon’s scientific name, common English name, and Thai name (written in Thai). The guide concludes with a checklist of its respective taxa.

In addition, the guide features a map of Thailand and a table highlighting key protected areas throughout the country which contain the best sites for primate encounters. Moreover, the guide provides a link to a database for a confirmed and provisional list of primates in Thailand’s protected areas and an e-mail address for users to contribute information about primate sightings. Furthermore, there is also a QR code linking to the Policy Statements and Guidelines of the International Primatological Society.

As with all the folding pocket guides, Primates of Thailand: Pocket Identification Guide is laminated for durability in the field and weighs barely 40 grams, making it a sturdy and lightweight companion for field trips and primate-watching activities.

To order a copy, please get in touch with Ramesh Boonratana at or for more information. For every copy sold, a copy will be donated to the relevant beneficiaries (protected area rangers, CITES officers, honorary forest guards). Hence, your purchase directly contributes to efforts to protect Thailand’s biodiversity.


Boonratana, R., Mittermeier, R.A., & Rylands, A.B. (2022). Primates of Thailand: Pocket Identification Guide. REWILD: Austin, Texas.

Link to other primates’ pocket identification guides at &

Donated 1,000 copies of the Primates of Thailand: Pocket Identification Guide to the Wildlife Conservation Office and the Division of Wild Fauna and Protection of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation for use by their field and CITES staff. The donation was made possible partly by your purchases – thank you.