Primate Conservation in the 21st Century

  • Michel T.  Waller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Agustín Fuentes, Amanda D. Cortez, Jeffrey V. Peterson
    Pages 1-19
  3. Joshua M. Linder, Rachel E. Palkovitz
    Pages 21-45
  4. Carolyn Jost Robinson, Lesley L. Daspit, Melissa J. Remis
    Pages 47-61
  5. Colin A. Chapman, Dennis Twinomugisha, Julie A. Teichroeb, Kim Valenta, Raja Sengupta, Dipto Sarkar et al.
    Pages 77-94
  6. Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Wedson Medeiros Silva Souto, Raynner Rilke Duarte Barboza
    Pages 117-135
  7. Dietmar Zinner, Christian Roos
    Pages 193-213
  8. Anne E. Russon, Joshua J. Smith, Laura Adams
    Pages 233-258
  9. Crystal M. Riley, Alexander S. DuVall-Lash, Srikantan L. Jayasri, Bryan L. Koenig, Amy R. Klegarth, Michael D. Gumert
    Pages 283-300
  10. Katarzyna Nowak, Russell A. Hill, Kirsten Wimberger, Aliza le Roux
    Pages 301-314
  11. James E. Loudon, Matt Sponheimer
    Pages 399-414
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 415-422

About this book


The list of challenges facing nonhuman primates in the 21st century is a long one. The expansion of palm oil plantations to feed a growing consumer class is eating away at ape and monkey habitats in Southeast Asia and Central Africa. Lemurs are hunted for food in the poorest parts of Madagascar while monkeys are used as medicine in Brazil. Traditional cultural beliefs are maintaining demand for animal body parts in West African markets while viral YouTube videos of “cute” and “cuddly” lorises have increased their market value as pets and endangered their populations. These and other issues are addressed in this book by leading researchers in the field of ethnoprimatology, the study of human/nonhuman primate interactions that combines traditional primatological methodologies with cultural anthropology in an effort to better understand the nuances of our economic, ritualistic, and ecologic relationships.


Anthropogenic Disturbance Conservation Ethnobiology Ethnomedicine Primatology

Editors and affiliations

  • Michel T.  Waller
    • 1
  1. 1.AnthropologyUniversity of OregonBendUSA

Bibliographic information