Proceedings in Life Sciences

Primates

The Road to Self-Sustaining Populations

Editors: Benirschke, Kurt (Ed.)

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This conference represents the first time in my life when I felt it was a misfor­ tune, rather than a major cause of my happiness, that I do conservation work in New Guinea. Yes, it is true that New Guinea is a fascinating microcosm, it has fascinating birds and people, and it has large expanses of undisturbed rainforest. In the course of my work there, helping the Indonesian government and World Wildlife Fund set up a comprehensive national park system, I have been able to study animals in areas without any human population. But New Guinea has one serious drawback: it has no primates, except for humans. Thus, I come to this conference on primate conservation as an underprivileged and emotionally deprived observer, rather than as an involved participant. Nevertheless, it is easy for anyone to become interested in primate conserva­ tion. The public cares about primates. More specifically, to state things more realistically, many people care some of the time about some primates. Primates are rivaled only by birds, pandas, and the big cats in their public appeal. For some other groups of animals, the best we can say is that few people care about them, infrequently. For most groups of animals, no one cares about them, ever.

Table of contents (12 chapter)

  • Gorilla Conservation: Anatomy of a Campaign

    Alexander H. Harcourt

    Pages 31-46

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  • The Conservation Status of Nonhuman Primates in Indonesia

    Kathleen MacKinnon

    Pages 99-126

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  • Southeast Asian Primates

    David J. Chivers

    Pages 127-151

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  • Resocialization of Asocial Chimpanzees

    Jo Fritz

    Pages 351-359

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  • Artificial Insemination of Nonhuman Primates

    Kenneth G. Gould, David E. Martin

    Pages 425-443

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Primates
Book Subtitle
The Road to Self-Sustaining Populations
Series Title
Proceedings in Life Sciences
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-4918-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-4918-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-9360-6
Series ISSN
0172-6625
Edition Number
1
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