An Introduction To Primate Conservation - An Excellent New Book About Monkeys, Lemurs And Apes
3rd August 2016
An Introduction to Primate Conservation
Edited by Serge A. Wich and Andrew J. Marshall
This book provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art synthesis of research principles and applied management practices for primate conservation and describes the major threats and potential solutions.
The book is international in scope, with contributing authors having expertise in working with a diverse array of primate taxa from around the globe.
The number of primates on the brink of extinction continues to grow, and the need to respond with effective conservation measures has never been greater. This book provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art synthesis of research principles and applied management practices for primate conservation. It begins with a consideration of the biological, intellectual, economic, and ecological importance of primates and a summary of the threats that they face, before going on to consider these threats in more detail with chapters on habitat change, trade, hunting, infectious diseases, and climate change. Potential solutions in the form of management practice are examined in detail, including chapters on conservation genetics, protected areas, and translocation.
An Introduction to Primate Conservation brings together an international team of specialists with wide-ranging expertise across primate taxa. This is an essential textbook for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and established researchers in the fields of primate ecology and conservation biology. It will also be a valuable reference for conservation practitioners, land managers, and professional primatologists worldwide.