An Introduction to Primate Conservation

An Introduction to Primate Conservation

This book provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art synthesis of research principles and applied management practices for primate conservation.

Author: Serge A. Wich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198703389

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The number of primates on the brink of extinction continues to grow, and the need to respond with effective conservation measures has never been greater. This book provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art synthesis of research principles and applied management practices for primate conservation. It begins with a consideration of the biological, intellectual, economic, and ecological importance of primates and a summary of the threats that they face, before going on to consider these threats in more detail with chapters on habitat change, trade, hunting, infectious diseases, and climate change. Potential solutions in the form of management practice are examined in detail, including chapters on conservation genetics, protected areas, and translocation. An Introduction to Primate Conservation brings together an international team of specialists with wide-ranging expertise across primate taxa. This is an essential textbook for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and established researchers in the fields of primate ecology and conservation biology. It will also be a valuable reference for conservation practitioners, land managers, and professional primatologists worldwide.
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An Introduction to Primate Conservation

An Introduction to Primate Conservation

1.1 Introduction Primate conservation is a discipline that aims to develop the scientific understanding necessary to implement actions that will ensure long-term preservation of non-human primates and their habitats (Cowlishaw and ...

Author: Serge A. Wich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191008504

Category: Science

Page: 368

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The number of primates on the brink of extinction continues to grow, and the need to respond with effective conservation measures has never been greater. This book provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art synthesis of research principles and applied management practices for primate conservation. It begins with a consideration of the biological, intellectual, economic, and ecological importance of primates and a summary of the threats that they face, before going on to consider these threats in more detail with chapters on habitat change, trade, hunting, infectious diseases, and climate change. Potential solutions in the form of management practice are examined in detail, including chapters on conservation genetics, protected areas, and translocation. An Introduction to Primate Conservation brings together an international team of specialists with wide-ranging expertise across primate taxa. This is an essential textbook for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and established researchers in the fields of primate ecology and conservation biology. It will also be a valuable reference for conservation practitioners, land managers, and professional primatologists worldwide.
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An Introduction to Primate Conservation

An Introduction to Primate Conservation

This book provides a extensive and state-of-the-art features of research concepts and used control methods for primate preservation.

Author: Callum Finch

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 172437513X

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Page: 312

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This book provides a extensive and state-of-the-art features of research concepts and used control methods for primate preservation. It starts with a consideration of the scientific, perceptive, economic, and environmental significance of primates and a conclusion of the risks that they face, before going on to consider these risks in depth with sections on environment modify, trade, tracking, contagious illnesses, and global warming. Potential solutions in the form of control practice are analyzed in details, such as sections on preservation genes, secured areas, and translocation.
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Primate Behavioral Ecology

Primate Behavioral Ecology

Primate Behavioral Ecology, described as “an engaging, cutting-edge exposition,” incorporates exciting new discoveries and the most up-to-date approaches in its introduction to the field and its applications of behavioral ecology to ...

Author: Karen B. Strier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317345190

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Primate Behavioral Ecology, described as “an engaging, cutting-edge exposition,” incorporates exciting new discoveries and the most up-to-date approaches in its introduction to the field and its applications of behavioral ecology to primate conservation. This unique, comprehensive, single-authored text integrates the basics of evolutionary, ecological, and demographic perspectives with contemporary noninvasive molecular and hormonal techniques to understand how different primates behave and the significance of these insights for primate conservation. Examples are drawn from the “classic” primate field studies and more recent studies on previously neglected species from across the primate order, illustrating the vast behavioral variation that we now know exists and the gaps in our knowledge that future studies will fill.
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Primate Research and Conservation in the Anthropocene

Primate Research and Conservation in the Anthropocene

Primates and climate change: a review of current knowledge. In Wich, S. A. & Marshall, A. J. (eds) An Introduction to Primate Conservation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 175–92. Korstjens, A. H. & Noë, R. (2004).

Author: Alison M. Behie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107157484

Category: Nature

Page: 350

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Combining personal stories of motivation with new research this book offers a holistic picture of primate conservation in the Anthropocene.
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Primate Conservation

Primate Conservation

An introduction to the socio-ecology of Malayan forest primates. In “Comparative Ecology and Behaviour of Primates" (R. P. Michael and J. H. Crook, eds), pp. 101—146. Academic Press, London. Chivers, D. J. (1974).

Author: Prince Rainer III

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780323143608

Category: Nature

Page: 676

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Primate Conservation provides a comprehensive discussion of the conservation of many species of nonhuman primates. The problems of conservation are discussed by distinguished scientists who are experts in their knowledge of the animals they write about and who have firsthand knowledge of the problems of conserving them. Animals ranging from Galago to the Gorilla have been selected to serve as examples of the types of problems that conservationists face. The book begins by discussing the ecology of two species of galagine in South Africa. It covers factors such as their distribution, habitat, population densities, activity patterns, feeding, group structure, and reproduction. This is followed by separate chapters on the conservation of the following: aye-aye; the lion tamarins of Brazil; the Peruvian yellow-tailed woolly monkey; the toque macaque of Sri Lanka; rare lion-tailed monkey of South India; rhesus monkeys in Northern India; the gelada baboons; the hanuman langur and douc langur; red ouakaris; black colobus monkeys; lesser apes; and eastern gorillas.
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Primate Conservation Biology

Primate Conservation Biology

This means that primates make a good focus for the conservation of habitats and ecosystems , but it also means that if we lose these animals , our ability to raise support for ... Yet all the preceding material we cover is INTRODUCTION 3.

Author: Guy Cowlishaw

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226821177

Category: Science

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From the snub-nosed monkeys of China to the mountain gorillas of central Africa, our closest nonhuman relatives are in critical danger worldwide. A recent report, for example, warns that nearly 20 percent of the world's primates may go extinct within the next ten or twenty years. In this book Guy Cowlishaw and Robin Dunbar integrate cutting-edge theoretical advances with practical management priorities to give scientists and policymakers the tools they need to help keep these species from disappearing forever. Primate Conservation Biology begins with detailed overviews of the diversity, life history, ecology, and behavior of primates and the ways these factors influence primate abundance and distribution. Cowlishaw and Dunbar then discuss the factors that put primates at the greatest risk of extinction, especially habitat disturbance and hunting. The remaining chapters present a comprehensive review of conservation strategies and management practices, highlighting the key issues that must be addressed to protect primates for the future.
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Primate Life Histories Sex Roles and Adaptability

Primate Life Histories  Sex Roles  and Adaptability

In: Wich SA, Marshall AJ (eds) An introduction to primate conservation. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp 193–204 Gogarten JF, Jacob AL, Ghai RR et al (2015) Group size dynamics over 15+ years in an African forest primate community.

Author: Urs Kalbitzer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319982854

Category: Science

Page: 385

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Professor Linda M. Fedigan, Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, has made major contributions to our understanding of the behavioural ecology of primates. Furthermore, Linda Fedigan pioneered and continues to advance scholarship on the role of women in science, as well as actively promoting the inclusion of women in the academy. A symposium in honour of her career was held in Banff (Alberta, Canada) in December 2016, during which former and current students and collaborators, as well as scientists with similar research interests, presented and discussed their work and their connections to Linda Fedigan. These presentations and discussions are here presented as chapters in this festschrift. The original works presented in this book are organized around four major research areas that have been greatly advanced and influenced by Linda Fedigan: Primate life histories Sex roles, gender, and science Primate-environment interactions Primate adaptation to changing environments
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Ethical Debates in Orangutan Conservation

Ethical Debates in Orangutan Conservation

Beck BB (2016) The role of translocation in primate conservation. In: Wich SA and Marshall AJ (eds) An Introduction to Primate Conservation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 241–256. Beck BB (2019) Unwitting Travelers: A History of ...

Author: Alexandra Palmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429576638

Category: Nature

Page: 248

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Ethical Debates in Orangutan Conservation explores how conservationists decide whether, and how, to undertake rehabilitation and reintroduction (R&R) when rescuing orphaned orangutans. The author demonstrates that exploring ethical dilemmas is crucial for understanding ongoing disagreements about how to help endangered wildlife in an era of anthropogenic extinction. Although R&R might appear an uncontroversial activity, there is considerable debate about how, and why, it ought to be practised. Drawing on in-depth qualitative research with orangutan conservation practitioners, this book examines how ethical trade-offs shape debates about R&R. For example, what if the orphan fails to learn how to be an orangutan again, after years in the company of humans? What if she is sent into the forest only to slowly starve? Would she have been better off in a cage? Could the huge cost of sending a rescued ape back to the wild be better spent on stopping deforestation in the first place? Or do we have a moral obligation to rescue the orphan regardless of cost? This book demonstrates that deconstructing ethical positions is crucial for understanding ongoing disagreements about how to help our endangered great ape kin and other wildlife. Ethical Debates in Orangutan Conservation is essential reading for those interested in conservation and animal welfare, animal studies, primatology, geography, environmental philosophy, and anthropology.
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Molecular Ecology and Conservation Genetics of Neotropical Mammals

Molecular Ecology and Conservation Genetics of Neotropical Mammals

In: Wich S, Marshall A (eds) An introduction to primate conservation. Oxford University Press, New York, pp 31–38 Cuartas-Calle (2004) Distribución histórica y actual, uso del hábitat y estimación del estado de conservación de Saguinus ...

Author: Maximiliano Nardelli

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030656065

Category: Science

Page: 369

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Although all living beings modify their environment, human beings have acquired the ability to do so on a superlative space-time scale. As a result of industrialization and the use of new technologies, the anthropogenic impact has been increasing in the last centuries, causing reductions in the sizes or the extinction of numerous wild populations. In this sense, from the field of conservation genetics, various efforts have been made in recent decades to provide new knowledge that contributes to the conservation of populations, species, and habitats. In this book, we summarize the concrete contributions of researchers to the conservation of the Neotropical mammals using Molecular Ecology techniques. The book is divided into three major sections. The first section provides an up-to-date review of the conservation status of Neotropical mammals, the applications of the molecular markers in its conservation, and the use of non-invasive and forensic genetic techniques. The second and third sections present, respectively, a series of case studies in various species or taxonomic groups of Neotropical mammals.
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