The Barbary Macaque: Biology, Management and Conservation: Biology and Conservation

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This book sets out to present a synthesis of current knowledge of the biology of the Barbary macaque with the combined aims of i) emphasising aspects of comparative and evolutionary significance and ii) addressing issues relevant to the management and conservation of the species both in captivity and in the wild.

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The Barbary macaque is closest to the ancestral form of one of the most successful and diverse groups of primates alive today - the macaques. It is also the only remaining African representative of the macaques, all other species being found in Asia, where they have dispersed and evolved over the last several million years. The principal aim of this book is to present a synthesis of current knowledge of the biology of the Barbary macaque, and in doing so to recognise the contribution the Barbary has made to our understanding of primate socio-biology. Importantly, the book also looks at the species from a comparative perspective within the macaque genus as a whole. Unfortunately, the Barbary macaque faces an uncertain future. Officially classified as "vulnerable", the status of the species in the wild is progressively deteriorating, its distribution now limited to a few isolated populations in Morocco and Algeria. The second objective of the book therefore, is to review information relevant to the management and conservation of the species, looking at both captive and wild populations.

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