By Serge A. Wich, Andrew J. Marshall

The variety of primates on the point of extinction maintains to develop, and the necessity to reply with powerful conservation measures hasn't ever been better. This booklet presents a finished and cutting-edge synthesis of analysis rules and utilized administration practices for primate conservation. It starts off with a attention of the organic, highbrow, monetary, and ecological significance of primates and a precis of the threats that they face, ahead of occurring to think about those threats in additional aspect with chapters on habitat swap, exchange, searching, infectious illnesses, and weather switch. capability ideas within the type of administration perform are tested intimately, together with chapters on conservation genetics, secure parts, and translocation.

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

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If one argues that protection of primates is important because they are closely related to humans, then a logical retort is that humans must be the most important of all, and therefore steps taken to conserve primates at the expense of people are unjustified. In Indonesia, we frequently encounter people who struggle to understand why so much international funding and attention is devoted to orang-utans when the majority of the people who live in close proximity to them exist on less than USD2 per day (Meijaard et al.

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