The past two decades have seen a steady diminution in the numbers of nonhuman primates throughout the world Medical research, the pet trade, losses in capturing, holding, and transporting animals, their use as food, and the growing destruction by man of tropical rain forests, their natural habitat - all these factors have taken a heavy toll of man's nearest relatives. Thus it is not only primatologists who regard primate conservation as a number one priority.
Primate Conservation is perhaps the first compendium on the problems of conservation of various primate species. The distinguished scientists who have contributed articles to this book - and are donating their royalties to the cause of primate conservation - are personally familiar with the animals about which they write. They discuss the problems faced by primate species, from Galago to Gorilla, in their natural environments, and what needs to be done to promote their survival. To cover every endangered primate species would be impossible; the book therefore offers a representative sampling of species and problems.
Although the book paints a grim picture, its very existence gives reason for hope that something will be done. Primatologists. anthropologists, zoologists, specialists in wildlife and conservation, and anyone else concerned about man's effects on the other living creatures who share the earth with us will find this volume of great interest and value.
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