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An Introduction to Primate Conservation

Serge A. Wich and Andrew J. Marshall


The number of primates on the brink of extinction continues to grow due to threats such as habitat loss, hunting, and disease. The need to respond with effective conservation measures has therefore never been greater. This edited book brings together an international team of contributing authors with wide-ranging expertise to provide a comprehensive synthesis of current research principles and management practices in primate conservation. The chapters are grouped into three sections: background and conceptual issues, threats, and solutions. In the first section, the authors consider why we sho ... More

Keywords: primates, threats, habitat destruction, hunting, conservation strategies

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198703389
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703389.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Serge A. Wich, editor
School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University

Andrew J. Marshall, editor
Department of Anthropology, Program in the Environment, and School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

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Chapter 1 An introduction to primate conservation

Serge A. Wich and Andrew J. Marshall

Chapter 2 Why conserve primates?

Andrew J. Marshall and Serge A. Wich

Chapter 3 IUCN Red List of Threatened Primate Species

Alison Cotton, Fay Clark, Jean P. Boubli, and Christoph Schwitzer

Chapter 5 Primate conservation genetics at the dawn of conservation genomics

Milena Salgado Lynn, Pierfrancesco Sechi, Lounès Chikhi, and Benoit Goossens

Chapter 6 Primate abundance and distribution: background concepts and methods

Genevieve Campbell, Josephine Head, Jessica Junker, and K.A.I. Nekaris

Chapter 9 Hunting and primate conservation

John E. Fa and Nikki Tagg

Chapter 10 Infectious disease and primate conservation

Charles L. Nunn and Thomas R. Gillespie

Chapter 12 Are protected areas conserving primate habitat in Indonesia?

D.L.A. Gaveau, Serge A. Wich, and Andrew J. Marshall

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