Primate Conservation Biology / Edition 2

Primate Conservation Biology / Edition 2

by Guy Cowlishaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226116379

ISBN-13: 9780226116372

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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…  See more details below

Overview

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226116372
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
498
Sales rank:
170,995
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Diversity8
3Behavioral Ecology28
4Community Ecology56
5Distribution, Abundance, and Rarity93
6Population Biology119
7Extinction Processes158
8Habitat Disturbance191
9Hunting242
10Conservation Strategies289
11Conservation Tactics330
12Conclusions380
App. 1Primate Species and Conservation Status404
App. 2Leslie Matrices415
App. 3Primate and Conservation Organizations417
References421
Index479

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