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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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How vasectomy affects elephant behaviour in the longer term

A long-term study suggests that vasectomy is a cost-effective, viable way to control elephant populations

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‘Invasional meltdown’ a threat to Irish mammals

Some of Ireland’s oldest inhabitants are facing serious threat and possible extinction because of alien invasive species.

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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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How the invisible Baird’s tapir can inform conservation management policies

A range of monitoring techniques, including non-invasive genetics, have been employed in a study on Baird’s tapir in Honduras, which has shown that the species will be locally extinct within a few years without prompt intervention

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Counting sheep in a changing world

Studies of the wild sheep on St Kilda show that population size is increasing while the sheep themselves are getting smaller.

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