Tag Archives: primates

Identifying and protecting spider monkeys in Ecuador

Using a combination of GIS modelling and field data, a priority conservation site for the critically endangered brown-headed spider monkey has been identified in NW Ecuador.

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Impact of forest disturbance on the Buton tarsier

A study into tarsiers on Buton Island, Sulawesi, shows that, counter-intuitively, they favour disturbed habitats over areas that have been least affected by human impact, particularly when choosing their sleeping sites

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First long term study of primate crop-raiding in Asia published

A study which took place on Buton Island, Indonesia on the crop-raiding behaviour of the Buton macaque has found that some troops spend up to a third of their time feeding on crops in farmers’ fields

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