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By Serge A. Wich, Andrew J. Marshall

The variety of primates close to extinction maintains to develop, and the necessity to reply with powerful conservation measures hasn't ever been better. This ebook presents a accomplished and cutting-edge synthesis of study ideas and utilized administration practices for primate conservation. It starts with a attention of the organic, highbrow, financial, and ecological value of primates and a precis of the threats that they face, earlier than occurring to think about those threats in additional element with chapters on habitat switch, exchange, searching, infectious illnesses, and weather switch. capability strategies within the kind of administration perform are tested intimately, together with chapters on conservation genetics, safe parts, and translocation.

An advent to Primate Conservation brings jointly a global workforce of experts with wide-ranging services throughout primate taxa. this is often a vital textbook for complex undergraduates, graduate scholars, and demonstrated researchers within the fields of primate ecology and conservation biology. it is going to even be a beneficial reference for conservation practitioners, land managers, primatologists worldwide.

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Similarly, although some individual primates are kept as pets and incorporated into fictive kinship systems by the Guaja Indians of Brazil, other individuals of the same species are hunted for food (Cormier 2002; Hill 2002). Also, like other elements of culture, peoples’ beliefs and attitudes about primates are not fixed. Species that were once considered sacred may come to be viewed as less so in the face of basic economic needs (Hill 2002; Leach 1994 in Hill 2002; Humle and Hill, Chapter 14, this volume).

2011).  2008). Nevertheless, truly sustainable management of primate populations for food would, by definition, ensure their long-term persistence and therefore could conceivably be used as a justification for primate conservation under certain, special circumstances (Cowlishaw and Dunbar 2000; Crockett et al. 1996; de Thoisy et al. 2009; Ramirez W h y c o n s e rv e primat e s ? 15 1984). g. 9), highlighting the complexities inherent to most conservation and reminding us that groups that share a common goal may do so for very different reasons.

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