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Title: Sharing Space: Can Ethnoprimatology Contribute to the Survival of Nonhuman Primates in Human-Dominated Globalized Landscapes?
Author(s): Lee, Phyllis C
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Keywords: human-primate conflict
sharing space
ecosystem services
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Citation: Lee PC (2010) Sharing Space: Can Ethnoprimatology Contribute to the Survival of Nonhuman Primates in Human-Dominated Globalized Landscapes?, American Journal of Primatology, 71 (10), pp. 925-931.
Abstract: The emerging discipline of ethnoprimatology has at its core the construct that humans and nonhuman primates share a planet, an evolutionary history and a primate perspective on the world; more simply stated ethnoprimatolgy suggests that humans have perspectives on nonhuman primates which can contribute positively to the primates' enduring survival in our increasingly human-dominated landscapes. Here, I explore whether humans can or do contribute positively to the conservation of nonhuman primates, or whether humanity's impact on, as well as our perceptions of, primates are generally negative. I examine primate-human interactions at the intersection of agriculture with natural habitats as exemplified in several long-term studies, and explore the conservation consequences of these interactions. These interactions are then placed into an ecological-economic perspective assessing the prospects for the survival of primates in a context where humans share their subsistence space and resources with primates.
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