Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Ethnoprimatology

Primate Conservation in the 21st Century

Editors: Waller, Michel T. (Ed.)

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  • Breaks down the subtleties of issues such as habitat loss and bushmeat hunting by going deeper into human motivations
  • Critiques human behavior in zoos and looks at the factors leading to ape attacks on humans in the wild
  • Brings humans into account as part of the ecologic landscape
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The list of challenges facing nonhuman primates in the 21st century is a long one. The expansion of palm oil plantations to feed a growing consumer class is eating away at ape and monkey habitats in Southeast Asia and Central Africa. Lemurs are hunted for food in the poorest parts of Madagascar while monkeys are used as medicine in Brazil. Traditional cultural beliefs are maintaining demand for animal body parts in West African markets while viral YouTube videos of “cute” and “cuddly” lorises have increased their market value as pets and endangered their populations. These and other issues are addressed in this book by leading researchers in the field of ethnoprimatology, the study of human/nonhuman primate interactions that combines traditional primatological methodologies with cultural anthropology in an effort to better understand the nuances of our economic, ritualistic, and ecologic relationships.

About the authors

Dr. Michel Waller has over 15 years of experience researching primates in Africa. His field studies include chimpanzee/human interactions in Senegal and bonobo/human interactions in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr. Waller studies primate socioecology and behavior in an effort to better understand the spectrum of factors that have shaped early human evolution. His research has focused on ranging behavior, territoriality, aggression, and tolerance.

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“Each chapter shares a common structure, and the editor cross-references findings throughout the volume, resulting in a highly readable text. The volume shows the opportunities the ethnoprimatological perspective offers for maximizing ecosystem health for the future well-being of humans and non-humans alike. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals.” (L. K. Sheeran, Choice, Vol. 54 (7), March, 2017)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Ethnoprimatology and Conservation: Applying Insights and Developing Practice

    Fuentes, Agustín, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • The Threat of Industrial Oil Palm Expansion to Primates and Their Habitats

    Linder, Joshua M., Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 21-45

  • Monkeys on the Menu? Reconciling Patterns of Primate Hunting and Consumption in a Central African Village

    Robinson, Carolyn Jost, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 47-61

  • Conservation Medicine: A Solution-Based Approach for Saving Nonhuman Primates

    Deem, Sharon L., D.V.M., Ph.D.

    Pages 63-76

  • How Do Primates Survive Among Humans? Mechanisms Employed by Vervet Monkeys at Lake Nabugabo, Uganda

    Chapman, Colin A., Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 77-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnoprimatology
Book Subtitle
Primate Conservation in the 21st Century
Editors
  • Michel T. Waller
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30469-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30469-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30467-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80818-5
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 422
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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