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An Introduction to Primate Conservation$
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Serge A. Wich and Andrew J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198703389

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703389.001.0001

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Hunting and primate conservation

Hunting and primate conservation

(p.143) Chapter 9 Hunting and primate conservation
An Introduction to Primate Conservation

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Nikki Tagg

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Hunting for meat and profit threatens a very large number of primate species. This chapter presents evidence of the extent of hunting of wild animals, and primates in particular, across the tropical areas of the globe. Studies are reviewed investigating whether estimated extraction rates of mammal species across the tropics exceed the production levels for these taxa. In particular, data on primate extraction levels in Latin America, Africa, and Asia are presented, along with an assessment of their sustainability. Subsequently, the impact of hunting on game mammals in general, and primates in particular, is reviewed and the implications of the possible local and global extirpation of primates on ecosystems. Finally, ways to mitigate primate hunting are covered.

Keywords:   primates, hunting, sustainability, mitigation, ecosystems

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