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The Barbary Macaque

A Case Study in Conservation

Authors: Fa, John E.

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The Barbary macaque (all too often mistakenly called an ape) was first brought to the attention of the Conservation Working Party of the Primate Society of Great Britain late 1979 when John Fa reported that 'surplus' animals were being sent from Gibraltar to dubious locations, such as an Italian safari park. Since there had been no scientific input into the Army's management of the monkey colony on Gibraltar, and there was concern about inbreeding, nutrition and health - about the long-term viability of the colony, it was felt that the Society could help. The Gibraltar Scientific Authority and the Army were very receptive to our offer and ideas, and this topic occupied successive chairmen over the last few years - Robin Dunbar and Richard Wrangham, myself and now Miranda Stevenson - with constant prompting and help from John Fa. Considerations soon extended to the status of the species as a whole, so that there have been three main aspects:- (1) the improved health of a larger self-sustaining population on Gibraltar, (2) the status and behavioural biology of natural populations in North Africa (Morocco and Algeria), and (3) the breeding achievements in European parks and zoos, and their potential for reintroduction to suitable areas in North Africa, along with other possibilities. Robin Dunbar organized the compilation of recommendations for managing the Gibraltar colony with regard to numbers, age-sex struc­ ture and behavioural relationships, with some observations on diet to avoid obesity and infertility.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • The Barbary Macaque

    Pages 3-15

    Fa, John E.

  • The Demise of Barbary Macaque Habitat — Past and Present Forest Cover of the Maghreb

    Pages 19-69

    Thirgood, Jack V.

  • A Brief Historical Account of the Recent Decline in Geographic Distribution of the Barbary Macaque in North Africa

    Pages 71-78

    Taub, David M.

  • The Distribution and Current Status of the Barbary Macaque in North Africa

    Pages 79-111

    Fa, John E. (et al.)

  • Demography of the Barbary Macaque at Ain Kahla in the Moroccan Moyen Atlas

    Pages 113-133

    Deag, John M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Barbary Macaque
Book Subtitle
A Case Study in Conservation
Authors
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Publishing Corporation
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-2785-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-2785-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-41733-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-9718-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 370
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