Primate Conservation Biology / Edition 2

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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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Cowlishaw (Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London) and Dunbar (biology, U. of Liverpool) begin their study with overviews of the diversity, life history, ecology, and behavior of primates, and the ways such factors influence primate abundance, distribution, and population dynamics. Then follows a discussion of extinctions in fossil and living primate populations, with a special emphasis on factors currently posing the greatest threat, namely habitat destruction and hunting. Remaining chapters review conservation strategies and management practices, highlighting the key issues that must be addressed to protect primates. Appendices list species, their current conservation status, and contact information for the major primate and conservation organizations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226116372
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 498
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Guy Cowlishaw is a research fellow at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London.

Robin Dunbar is a professor of biological sciences at the University of Liverpool.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Diversity 8
3 Behavioral Ecology 28
4 Community Ecology 56
5 Distribution, Abundance, and Rarity 93
6 Population Biology 119
7 Extinction Processes 158
8 Habitat Disturbance 191
9 Hunting 242
10 Conservation Strategies 289
11 Conservation Tactics 330
12 Conclusions 380
App. 1 Primate Species and Conservation Status 404
App. 2 Leslie Matrices 415
App. 3 Primate and Conservation Organizations 417
References 421
Index 479
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